How To Enhance Your Mathematics Subject Knowledge: Number and Algebra for Secondary Teachers

The teachers' guide to core concepts in secondary school mathematics.

Author Jemma Sherwood

Suitable for:  For new and non-specialist secondary maths teachers, including trainee teachers and NQTs. Heads of department looking to upskill their teams, mentors of trainee teachers and libraries in teacher training establishments.

Price:  £17.25

ISBN: 978-0-19-842326-3
Publication date: 19/07/2018
Paperback: 208 pages
Dimensions: 216x138mm

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This book explores a broad range of the trickiest concepts and misconceptions in the number and algebra topics of secondary maths. From supporting the mastery approach, to answering those awkward but brilliant questions in class, it is crucial reading for all secondary maths teachers wishing to enhance or refresh their own subject knowledge.


  • Offers a thorough yet accessible guide to essential concepts in the number and algebra topics of secondary school mathematics
  • Incorporates numerous practical activities and discussion points, following the established wisdom that the best way to learn mathematics is by doing mathematics
  • Written from one teacher to another, in a warm, supportive tone
  • Packed with teaching tips to help students avoid misconceptions and gain a stronger grasp of mathematical principles
  • Written by Jemma Sherwood, winner of a silver Pearson Teaching Award for Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School
  • Part of the Oxford Teaching Guide series - a range of practical, professional guides for teachers that cover a wide range of key issues in school teaching

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  • "Subject knowledge in maths teaching goes way beyond just knowing how to do maths. It is necessary for maths teachers to gain a deep understand of the underlying concepts in the topics that they're teaching, as well developing sound knowledge of the common misconceptions, the mathematical connections and historical context. In this book, Jemma explains all of this with exceptional clarity. For any new teacher entering the profession, or any experienced teacher looking to enhance their subject knowledge, this book will be incredibly valuable. It is full of insight and wisdom and will undoubtedly help teachers become more confident in the classroom." - Jo Morgan, Mathematics teacher, UK
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