Teaching Secondary School Mathematics by Colleen Vale

Teaching Secondary School Mathematics

Colleen Vale, Merrilyn Goos and Gloria Stillman
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Offers an introduction to the fundamentals of teaching mathematics at secondary school level. This book incorporates developments in research and practice to show that, if learners are to develop mathematically powerful forms of thinking, teachers need to immerse them in the practices of the discipline by supporting a culture of collaboration.

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This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of teaching mathematics at secondary school level.It features a dedicated mailing and e-mail campaign to targeted education related media & organisations.During the past 15-20 years, educational policymakers the world over have been calling for significant changes to the way mathematics is taught is secondary schools. They want teaching to go beyond the traditional emphasis on facts, skills and formulae to include mathematical reasoning, problem solving and real world applications.“Teaching Secondary Mathematics” incorporates recent developments in research, practice and applications to show that, if learners are to develop mathematically powerful forms of thinking and habits, teachers need to immerse them in the authentic practices of the discipline by supporting a culture of collaboration.Filled with tried-and-tested examples, and thoroughly illustrated throughout, this excellent volume will become an invaluable resource for teachers everywhere.

Prizes
Winner of Australian Award for Excellence in Educational Publishing: Scholarly Reference 2008.

Author Biography

Merrilyn Goos is Associate Professor in the School of Education at the University of Queensland. Gloria Stillman is a Senior Lecturer in Mathematics Education at the University of Melbourne. Colleen Vale is a Senior Lecturer at the Victoria University of Technology.

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  • I really enjoy reading this book. Well written, practical, and perfectly suited for its purpose: teaching how to teach mathematics. A good blend of theory and practical information, with good coverage of Australian Curriculum. I would recommend this book

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