If you are a primary trainee, you must demonstrate a knowledge of mathematics to be recommended for QTS. This popular, widely recommended text helps you audit your knowledge of mathematics and understand what learning you need to pass your course. A rigorous test helps you identify your strengths and weaknesses and can be revisited at key stages in your course as a tool to monitor and evaluate progress. The fourth edition has been updated in line with the new National Curriculum, includes more information on expanding and developing your knowledge of mathematics and is linked to the newest Teachers’ Standards.
Introduction : Introduction
About this Book
This book has been written to support the subject knowledge learning of all primary trainee teachers on courses of Initial Teacher Training (ITT) in England and other parts of the UK where a secure subject knowledge and understanding of mathematics is required for the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). A secure subject knowledge and understanding of mathematics is now widely acknowledged as a critical factor at every point in the complex process of planning, teaching and assessing mathematics. Indeed, Ma (1999) proposed that a profound understanding of fundamental mathematics is crucial to effective mathematics teaching. She suggested that teachers with a profound understanding of fundamental mathematics make connections between mathematical concepts and procedures from the simple to the complex and are ...