|About the book|
Assessment for learning is a powerful way to raise standards and improve learning. However, as this book shows, effective assessment for learning in the mathematics classroom depends on pupils being able and willing to use mathematical language to express their ideas. When discussion, negotiation and explanation are encouraged, teachers use assessment for learning creatively, the work quickly becomes more challenging and the pupils come to see themselves as successful learners.
Many pupils find it difficult to express ideas in mathematics because of problems with the language that is used to convey mathematical concepts. This book shows teachers how to help pupils express what they really know and understand, so that assessment for learning can be used. The book:
|About the author|
Clare Lee – Teacher Advisor for Assessment; Warwickshire LEA.Clare has taught Mathematics in Secondary Schools for over 20 years. She was the Research Fellow on the recent KMOFAP project researching Assessment for Learning in Mathematics and Science. She is now advising teachers in Warwickshire on using and improving Assessment for Learning.
|Table of contents|
How this book tells its story
Increase discourse - increase learning
Mathematical Language – what it is and what it isn’t
Starting to talk in the mathematical classroom
Assessment for Learning
Going further with purposeful communication in mathematics
The source of the ideas - delving into theory
Looking at practice more deeply