Developing subject knowledge

Webb, Charlotte and Smith, Cathy (2019). Developing subject knowledge. In: Lee, Clare and Ward-Penny, Robert eds. A practical guide to teaching mathematics in the secondary school (2nd ed). Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 104–115.

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Developing and extending your own subject knowledge is an essential part of preparing to teach secondary mathematics. Extending your subject knowledge will be crucial in ensuring you continue to appreciate mathematics and its role in society as well as helping you to progress within your chosen profession. Perhaps more importantly, teachers with stronger subject knowledge are better equipped to make good choices of task that will engage their pupils, and to organise those tasks better so that their pupils are involved in activities that are mathematically rich.

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