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.

Mathematics across the curriculum

Mathematics across the curriculum

Key questions to consider

  • Mathematics: A discrete subject or embedded across the curriculum?
  • Why does it matter? The advantages and disadvantages of teaching mathematics across the curriculum.
  • What different approaches are there to teaching mathematics across the curriculum?
  • How can children’s literature be used to enhance learning in mathematics?

As a leader of mathematics one of the things you will need to consider is how your mathematics curriculum will be structured and taught. This will involve decisions about how the curriculum will be organised in order to meet the needs and enhance the learning of the children in your class, year group, Key Stage or school. Mathematics can be embedded across the curriculum in different ways, and this chapter will explore ...

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