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  • Subject index

Still the biggest concern for many on initial teacher training courses is the acquisition of subject knowledge and the ability to translate that into effective teaching. This book addresses this – building on the core subject knowledge covered in the Achieving QTS series and relating it to classroom practice. It supports trainees in extending and deepening their knowledge of Maths and demonstrating how to apply it to planning and implementing lessons. Practical and up-to-date teaching examples are used to clearly contextualize subject knowledge. A clear focus on classroom practice helps trainees to build confidence and develop their own teaching strategies.

Introduction
Introduction

This book has been designed to help you identify how your mathematics subject knowledge and pedagogical knowledge support each other in order for you to become a better teacher of mathematics. Through case studies, a number of mathematical aspects will be considered. These cover some of the Early Learning Goals (DfES, 2007c) and a range of Programmes of Study in Key Stages 1 and 2 of the National Curriculum for Mathematics (DfEE, 1999). However, they are arranged in chapters according to the strands of the Primary Framework for Teaching Mathematics (DfES, 2006). These case studies are drawn from a wide range of year groups, from working with young children in nursery settings to working with more able children in Year 6. Other case studies ...

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