Author: Paul Chambers & Robert Timlin

Pub Date: March 2013

Pages: 296

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Welcome to the Online Resources for Teaching Mathematics in the Secondary School
In this section you will find links to external websites to use alongside each of the chapters in the book

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Chapter 1: Teaching Mathematics

    Pg 16: The nrich website, run from Cambridge University has discussion, articles, and enrichment problems that are linked in with the school curriculum. The home page is
    The page with the arguments on whether 0.9 recurring is equal to 1 or less than 1 is here
    Pg 17: The Teachers’ Standards can be found here

Chapter 2: Mathematics in the Wide School Context

    Pg 40: Specific reference to proof in the context of Pythagoras’s Theorem can be found here
    Information on Cyberbullying is here
    The booklet What to Do if You’re Worried a Child is Being Abused – Summary, is a guide for all who work with children, published in 2006 by the then Department for Education and Skills. You can download a copy here

Chapter 3: Planning to Teach a Mathematics Lesson

    The Teachernet website was a forum for a wide range of educational issues. This has now been discontinued but is still accessible in archive form. In the mathematics section, you will find plenty of guidance and interesting resources for teaching mathematics here

Chapter 4: The Elements of a Mathematics Lesson

Chapter 5: Learning Mathematics

    Pg 104: The 2005/6 Annual Report of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Schools can be downloaded here
    The Centre for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching at Plymouth University has a web page with detailed discussion of a number of misconceptions. These can be found here
    Additional links:
    This website reproduces an article by Sylvia Johnson in the Mathematics Education Review. It discusses the extent to which trainees need to understand the theoretical basis for recommended classroom practice.
    A pdf file of the book Improving Learning in Mathematics can be found here
    Information on how to obtain the (free) full set of resources that go with the book is available here

Chapter 6: Assessment

    Pg 120: The 2005/6 Annual Report of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Schools can be downloaded here
    Pg 137: The following websites relate to national testing arrangements:
    Pg 139: Individual examination boards give details about examination arrangements, past papers, marking policies and a range of support materials.
    Pg 125 : The Assessment Reform Group booklet Assessment for Learning: Beyond the Black Box is available here. This 12-page pamphlet includes a review of evidence from research and from school inspections into good practice in assessment. It lists the key factors for improving learning, as well as warning of ‘inhibiting factors’ – assessment practices that can stand in the way of effective learning. The pamphlet concludes with a set of recommendations for action, many of which have fed through into policy.
    pg 125: The Assessment Reform Group’s Assessment for Learning: 10 Principles are online at the ARG website here
    The QCA (2003) publication: Assessment for Learning: Using assessment to raise achievement in mathematics is available here

Chapter 7: Personalising Learning

    The 2005/6 Annual Report of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Schools can be downloaded here
    Click here for a video that shows one school’s personalised learning policy being applied with a low ability GCSE mathematics class

Chapter 8: Teaching Different Topics

    Pg 187: The Maths4Life website is aimed at young adult learners, but contains several resources that are useful for your teaching in schools. Several booklets focusing on constructing and solving linear equations can be downloaded from:
    Pg 192: The Royal Society website , and its subsidiary the Advisory Committee on Mathematics Education contain useful responses to topical issues in mathematics education, together with reports of working groups. The report Teaching and Learning Geometry 11-19 is online here
    Pg 192: The 2002 booklets on geometrical reasoning in year 9 can be downloaded here
    Pg 200: The Ofsted report, Evaluating mathematics provision for 14-19 year olds can be found on the Ofsted site, here.

Chapter 9: Teaching Strategies

Chapter 10: ICT in Mathematics Teaching

    Pg 231: The 2004 Ofsted report into the use of ICT in mathematics teaching is available here
    Pg 237:The 2007 publication Using interactive whiteboards to enrich the teaching of mathematics can be found here
    Pg 237:Click here for the evaluation of interactive use by academics at Keele University.
    The article entitled ‘ICT and Mathematics: a guide to learning and teaching mathematics 11-19’, is the report of a Mathematical Association working group, prepared in 2002. It is available here

Chapter 11: Continuing Professional Development

    Pg 270: Local Authorities provide plenty of support online. It is impossible to list them all, so we give three examples of the materials available to you. For example, in Liverpool, the mathematics team have collected a range of easily accessible materials on the website at
    Pg 262: Details about the Career Entry and Development Profile are available online here The document itself and guidance for completing it are also available to download.
    You will certainly want to visit the Ofsted website at some time during your training course. is the Ofsted website, containing links to school inspection reports, as well as information about the inspection process. Specific details about how inspectors make judgements can be found in the guidance on how to undertake inspections.

General Links an excellent and extensive resource. Includes tutorials and self-test materials at GCSE and A level
    Jigsaw software (now called Formulator Tarsia) can be downloaded here

Video Clips

    Below you will find links to a filmed lesson divided into eight parts. In 5 to 10 minute clips, you can view how a successful teacher puts into practice keys aspects of planning, teaching and assessment.