Using a whole-class, interactive approach to teaching mathematics is a key feature of the National Numeracy Strategy (NNS), and this book looks at not only what works but also why things work.
Teachers will be able to understand why and how the various teaching strategies they are using in their classrooms have a positive effect on children's learning.
The book covers:
" how to engage in meaningful reflective practice that will improve your lessons
" how to use whiteboards
" making mathematical meaning through talk
" getting the whole class interacting
" thinking, talking and acting mathematically
" teaching number - starting points
" teaching shape and space - starting points
" developing your interactive teaching
" a glossary of terms
It is aimed at both practising and trainee teachers, and offers clear subject guidance as well as an explanation of a key part of the NNS. It supports both individuals and mathematics subject leaders delivering INSET to their colleagues.