100 Ideas for Secondary Teachers: Outstanding Mathematics Lessons

Author: Mike Ollerton

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

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Category: Education

Page: 136

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100 IDEAS: QUICK - EASY - INSPIRED - OUTSTANDING Teaching mathematics in the secondary school can be very demanding especially with the extra pressure of 'no notice' Ofsted inspections. In this fully updated book Mike Ollerton offers strategies and activities for you to integrate into your everyday teaching to ensure your lessons are consistently outstanding and include all the mathematics skills secondary students need to study. Topics include algebra, fractions, geometry and measurement, as well as domino and dice games and an exciting study of Fibonacci. Many of the ideas start from a very simple concept that can be developed into more challenging mathematics, allowing you to differentiate your teaching to inspire, challenge and motivate every student in your class. The book includes step-by-step instructions, diagrams to exemplify the techniques and teaching tips for the best ways to put the activities into practice. Your biggest problem will be deciding which idea to use first! Mike Ollerton has taught for 25 years in secondary schools and is now working as a teacher trainer.

100 Ideas for Secondary Teachers: Outstanding Geography Lessons

Author: David Rogers

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 176

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100 Ideas: Quick - Easy - Inspired - Outstanding A new addition to the best-selling 100 Ideas series, offering teachers quick and easy ways to engage students, convey complex knowledge, and build solid foundations for students' understanding and learning in geography. From 'doorstop geography' in around the school and local area, to 'migration and controversy' covering hot-topic global issues, each section and idea in this book provides effective, fun and memorable strategies for creating an outstanding learning experience for your students.

100 Ideas for Secondary Teachers: Outstanding Science Lessons

Author: Ian McDaid

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 144

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This is a brand new title in the successful 100 ideas series which provides secondary science teachers with practical ideas and activities to use in their lessons as well as teaching and planning strategies to help make practice outstanding every day. The author is a science teacher and winner of the Wellcome Trust Enthusse award for Science. He has a growing Twitter following and the book will be full of his really original and engaging science ideas. The book will include ideas on integrating literacy into science lessons, safety in the lab and ideas for challenging the more able.

100 Ideas for Secondary Teachers: Outstanding English Lessons

Author: Angella Cooze

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 160

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100 IDEAS: QUICK - EASY - INSPIRED - OUTSTANDING No notice inspections are something every teacher now has to be prepared for. This accessible new book provides strategies to embed into your everyday teaching to ensure your English lessons are consistently outstanding every day, whether you are being observed or not. Dip in and pick an idea to use as a starter or develop a whole lesson plan from the practical, step-by-step activities included. The ideas will help your students develop strong foundation skills in spelling, punctuation, reading and writing as well as learning how to work together, listen to each other, give great presentations and tackle and analyse different types of text. But it's not all about work! There are strategies for inspiring in your class a love of literature and English by delving into a wide variety of texts – poetry, plays, novels, journalism and Shakespeare. There are also ideas to help you improve your teaching practice, tips on how to create the best learning environment for studying English and specific advice on how to cope with those dreaded Ofsted inspections.

Teaching Mathematics in Elementary and Middle School

Developing Mathematical Thinking

Author: Joseph G. R. Martinez

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 405

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With an emphasis on inquiry and process, "Teaching Mathematics in Elementary and Middle School "embraces active mathematics instruction and the development of mathematical thinking through problem solving. The text challenges future teachers to prepare their K-8 students for a world that requires a higher level of mathematical literacy and enables them to compete in a global society.Teachers will develop their own mathematical abilities, allowing them to help students discover a rich combination of thinking processes and problem-solving strategies, raising the learning expectations for all. Unique text features "TIE-Thought, Investigation and Exploration "features ask pre-service teachers to develop their own thinking and learning abilities, preparing them to better challenge their students. "Mathematics in the Real World," "Idea Files," and "Teacher Profiles "model best practices and supply readers with concrete teaching tools and strategies. "Mathematical Thinking," "Mathematical Games" and "Mathematics and Technology" features detail activities to engage and develop students' mathematical thinking. Accompanying student artifacts illustrate the progression of students' conceptual understanding. [CD logo replaces bullet] "Math Activities CD-ROM" provides an outstanding text component containing more than 100 activities that use a three-step process-explore, invent, discover-to foster the development of mathematical thinking through guided inquiry. Aligned with the NCTM standards, each activity is integrated within the text and designed to help develop students' conceptual understanding of mathematics. "Mathematics in Literature" offers thoroughly developed ideas for using children's literature to create meaningful contexts for mathematics learning. An extensive bibliography that can be used for this purpose appears on the CD-Rom. "I think the text is an excellent resource for elementary and middle school methods courses. In particular, I like how the textbook handles the 'bigger issues' such as geometric reasoning rather than just 'geometry.' I also like the excellent foundation in educational research that the textbook provides, as well as some very careful attention and consistent referencing to the NCTM standards and principles. The incorporation of classroom vignettes, teacher illustrations, and samples of student work also all add to the excellent grounding of the text in real world classroom work." Dr. Neal Grandgenett, University of Nebraska at Omaha