Leading Primary Mathematics
- Catherine Foley - University of Reading, UK
- Jane McNeill - Oxford Brookes University, UK
- Stephanie Suter - Bath Spa University, UK
This book provides guidance and insight into 'what mathematics leadership looks like in practice' and shows readers how they can develop from a confident teacher into a curriculum subject leader. It does this through a careful blend of pedagogy and practical application, supported by a range of real-world case studies and opportunities to reflect critically on classroom practice. Key coverage includes:
The planning and application that underpins subject leadership
How international perspectives can influence leadership of mathematics
How to develop fluency through problem solving and reasoning
How to champion inclusive practice in mathematics
Assessing children's understanding
This is essential reading for anyone studying primary mathematics on initial teacher education courses, including undergraduate (BA Ed, BA with QTS) and postgraduate (PGCE, PGDE, School Direct and SCITT) routes, NQTs seeking to develop into curriculum leadership roles and those already leading mathematics in their school.
This book will be of use to everyone involved in teaching primary mathematics, ranging from pre-service teachers, to experienced mathematics educators. In the current education context, this book provides an appropriate balance of relevant literature and classroom activities, to support those wanting to develop their understanding of mathematics teaching and learning.
This is an essential read for students who are wishing to specialise in the teaching of mathematics in the primary phase. The book provides a comprehensive overview of the elements of maths leadership.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1: Becoming a leader of mathematical learning