• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

This book helps readers to become better, more confident teachers of mathematics by enabling them to focus critically on what they know and what they do in the classroom. Building on their close observation of primary mathematics classrooms, the authors provide those starting out in the teaching profession with a four-stage framework which acts as a tool of support for developing their teaching: Making sense of foundation knowledge – focusing on what teachers know about mathematics; Transforming knowledge – representing mathematics to learners through examples, analogies, illustrations, and demonstrations; Connection – helping learners to make sense of mathematics through understanding how ideas and concepts are linked to each other; Contingency – what to do when the unexpected happens

Each chapter includes practical activities, lesson descriptions, and extracts of classroom transcripts to help teachers reflect on effective practice. Video versions of these lessons are also available on a companion website.

Using the Knowledge Quartet to Reflect on Mathematics Teaching
Using the knowledge quartet to reflect on mathematics teaching

In earlier chapters we introduced you to the four dimensions of the Knowledge Quartet as a framework for reflecting on mathematics lessons. We went on to examine some key aspects of mathematics content knowledge which we have found to be important in the teaching of beginning teachers. We have used lessons which we observed in our Knowledge Quartet research to illustrate discussions about the role of teachers' mathematical content knowledge in their teaching. In this chapter, we offer some further examples of mathematics ...

  • Loading...
locked icon

Sign in to access this content

Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

  • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
  • Read modern, diverse business cases
  • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles