How to be Inventive When Teaching Primary Mathematics

Author: Steve Humble
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317550714
Format: PDF
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Have you ever taken your children on a maths walk? Are your pupils shape detectives? How to be Inventive When Teaching Primary Mathematics is a pocket guide to inspire primary teachers to become confident, effective, imaginative teachers who enjoy teaching, and whose pupils enjoy learning. It is packed with exciting, creative, unexpected ideas, to help teachers and pupils open their eyes to the mathematical world around them. It gives teachers the tools to develop their own classroom activities and experiences, supporting learners as they move fluently between mathematical ideas and develop their ownership of mathematics: Take your pupils on a maths walk, meet dinosaurs, visit art galleries, learn your destiny number, create your first human graph in the playground and learn how to be an algebra magician. Written by Steve Humble, expert teacher, teacher trainer and, as Dr Maths, advocate for the power and potential of mathematics, this friendly, stimulating guide offers a fresh, practical approach to teaching mathematics, based on the best research and practice, and years of experience in the field. Focussing on five key mathematical topics - number, geometry, measurement, statistics and algebra – it is structured in the form of a journey, introducing historical facts, ideas for innovative and inventive classroom activities and explorations of the key misconceptions for each topic. How to be Inventive When Teaching Primary Mathematics will challenge you to think about your own beliefs and how they influence your practice, and help you understand how best to transform your teaching to stimulate children’s emotions to improve knowledge, learning and enjoyment of the beauty of maths.

Creating the Coding Generation in Primary Schools

Author: Steve Humble
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134797885
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Creating the Coding Generation in Primary Schools sets out the what, why and how of coding. Written by industry innovators and experts, it shows how you can bring the world of coding to your primary school practice. It is packed with a range of inspirational ideas for the cross-curricular teaching of coding, from demystifying algebra in maths, to teaching music, to designing digital storytelling, as well as an insight into the global movement of free coding clubs for young people such as CoderDojo and Girls Learning Code. Key topics explored include: what we mean by ‘coding’ understanding and teaching computational thinking building pupils’ passion for and confidence with technologies artificial intelligence systems how gender impacts on coding STEM learning and Computer Science using Minecraft to improve pupil engagement fun projects using a Raspberry Pi. Designed to be read from cover to cover or dipped into for ideas and advice, Creating the Coding Generation in Primary Schools offers all teachers a deeper knowledge and understanding of coding that will help them support and inspire the coding generation. It is cool to code!

Tackling Misconceptions in Primary Mathematics

Author: Kieran Mackle
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781138906303
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Did you know that a circle has more than one side? Are you aware of the difference between 1:2 and 1/2? Could you spot when a 2D shape is actually 3D? Tackling Misconceptions in Primary Mathematics is a practical guide based on the principles that sound subject knowledge is key to fostering understanding, and addressing misconceptions is central to pupil progress. With an emphasis on preventing as well as unpicking misconceptions in the classroom, it offers trainee and practising teachers clear explanations, practical strategies, and examples of the classroom language and dialogue that will help pupils successfully navigate tricky topics. The book demonstrates the importance of preventing misconceptions through what is said, done and presented to children, giving a variety of examples of common misconceptions and exploring how they can be addressed in a classroom environment. Proper intervention at the point of misconception is regarded as a key skill for any outstanding classroom practitioner and the author stresses the value in understanding how the pupil got there and explaining that it s okay to make mistakes. Misconceptions are only one step away from correctly formed concepts if harnessed with care and skill. This comprehensive text is designed to be read as either a short course introduction, or dipped into as a guide to assist teaching. It is essential reading for trainee primary school teachers on all routes to QTS, as well as mathematics subject leaders and practising teachers looking to inspire the next generation of confident and inquisitive mathematicians. "

Become the Primary Teacher Everyone Wants to Have

Author: Sean Delaney
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317198662
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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No matter how much you want to teach and no matter how well prepared you are, beginning teaching is tough. A teacher’s work is never done; even when you work hard, there is always something more you could do. Become the Primary Teacher Everyone Wants to Have tells you what teaching is really like. As you set out on your teaching career, this book offers thoughtful and sensible support from an experienced and sympathetic teacher. Whether you read the book through from cover to cover or dip into sections you need at particular times, each page has suggestions and ideas to help you lay a solid foundation for a fruitful and fulfilling career in teaching. Chapters cover: Getting Ready for Teaching; Teaching to Reach All Children; Assessing Learning and Teaching; Communicating with Parents and Guardians about Teaching; Relating with Colleagues when Teaching; Integrating Life, Teaching and Learning. This book will be an invaluable guide for newly qualified and experienced teachers alike who are wanting to develop their practice and thrive in teaching.

How People Learn

Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309131979
Format: PDF
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First released in the Spring of 1999, How People Learn has been expanded to show how the theories and insights from the original book can translate into actions and practice, now making a real connection between classroom activities and learning behavior. This edition includes far-reaching suggestions for research that could increase the impact that classroom teaching has on actual learning. Like the original edition, this book offers exciting new research about the mind and the brain that provides answers to a number of compelling questions. When do infants begin to learn? How do experts learn and how is this different from non-experts? What can teachers and schools do-with curricula, classroom settings, and teaching methods--to help children learn most effectively? New evidence from many branches of science has significantly added to our understanding of what it means to know, from the neural processes that occur during learning to the influence of culture on what people see and absorb. How People Learn examines these findings and their implications for what we teach, how we teach it, and how we assess what our children learn. The book uses exemplary teaching to illustrate how approaches based on what we now know result in in-depth learning. This new knowledge calls into question concepts and practices firmly entrenched in our current education system. Topics include: How learning actually changes the physical structure of the brain. How existing knowledge affects what people notice and how they learn. What the thought processes of experts tell us about how to teach. The amazing learning potential of infants. The relationship of classroom learning and everyday settings of community and workplace. Learning needs and opportunities for teachers. A realistic look at the role of technology in education.

Teaching Primary Mathematics

Author: George Booker
Publisher: Pearson Higher Education AU
ISBN: 1486004881
Format: PDF, Docs
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The fifth edition of Teaching Primary Mathematics has been significantly revised and updated for the current educational environment. The organisation of the book has been redesigned to reflect feedback from readers and the approach taken by the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics. Teaching Primary Mathematics provides teachers and students with a sound framework for the successful teaching of mathematics to primary students. It is suitable both as a core text for primary student teachers and as an indispensable reference for practicing primary teachers seeking to update their knowledge.

Essential Primary Mathematics

Author: Rickard, Caroline
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335247024
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book aims to support student teachers and current practitioners in teaching mathematics in effective and creative ways.

Blended Learning New Challenges and Innovative Practices

Author: Simon K.S. Cheung
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319593609
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Blended Learning, ICBL 2017, held in Hong Kong, China, in June 2017. The 42 papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 100 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections named: Keynotes; Experiences in Blended Learning; Strategies in Blended Learning; Assessment for Blended Learning; Computer-Support Collaborative Learning; Improved Flexibility of Learning Processes; Open Educational Resources; Pedagogical and Psychological Issues.

Learning to Teach English in the Secondary School

Author: Jon Davison
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317700023
Format: PDF, Kindle
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How do you approach teaching English in the contemporary classroom? What is expected of a would-be English teacher? The fourth edition of this best-selling text combines theory and practice to present an indispensable introduction to the opportunities and challenges of teaching English in the secondary classroom. It offers insight into the history, policies and definitions surrounding the subject, together with innovative and practical strategies which can be used for effective teaching and learning. Already a major text for many university teacher education courses, the new edition reflects the extent and impact of current reforms whilst retaining its focus on what is of enduring value for English teaching.? With an emphasis on developing your own values and on stimulating approaches that underpin English teaching, it will help you navigate your way through changing curriculum requirements, assessment practice and the demands of professional development.?? Key topics explored include: Reading, writing and speaking and listening Teaching language and grammar Drama in English teaching Poetry Working with digital technologies Post-16 English language and literature Developing as a critically reflective practitioner. Written particularly with the new and student teacher in mind, Learning to Teach English in the Secondary School aims to equip readers with the tools to make critically informed judgements about how to teach, develop principled practice and most importantly, be mindful of pupils and their experience of English in the secondary classroom.

Innovative Teaching and Learning in Primary Schools

Author: Des Hewitt
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473917360
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Innovation in the classroom is about empowering teachers to develop intelligent, creative and effective teaching methods that will challenge and engage learners. Drawing on contemporary research and case studies from the UK and internationally, this book examines the theory behind innovative teaching and learning and its practical application in primary schools. Reflection points throughout the chapters encourage self-evaluation and development, giving students greater confidence to plan and deliver their own innovative teaching. Topics covered include: Creative approaches to learning in primary and early years education Using different settings and technologies to develop thinking skills Promoting positive classroom behaviour and inclusion Innovation in planning and assessment