- Published: 06/09/2021
Lisa Coe reviews education books, alongside being primary maths lead for a MAT in the East of England. In this interview she talks about the maths books that she has found most useful, what she has learned from them and why she writes a blog to summarise their most useful points.
Many of the books she reads are written by secondary maths specialists, and she talks about what these can offer primary, as well as secondary teachers.
Taking part in the discussion are:
- Lisa Coe, Primary Maths Lead for the Inspiration Trust
- Gwen Tresidder, NCETM Communications Manager.
- 00:58 - Lisa’s summer reading (novels)
- 02:10 - Lisa’s work as Maths Lead for five primary schools
- 04:08 - How Lisa started reviewing books
- 07:30 - ‘How I wish I’d taught maths’ - Craig Barton
- 09:11 - ‘Visible Maths’ - Peter Mattock (and also 20:40)
- 11:21 - What secondary books can offer primary teachers
- 12:11 - ‘Mathematical Tasks’ - Chris McGrane
- 13:54 - How Lisa finds the time to read
- 16:13 - Cover-to-cover, or dipping in?
- 17:02 - ‘Mathematical methods’ - Jo Morgan
- 18:33 - How reading fits in with other CPD
- 20:46 - Recommendations for new teachers or trainees
- 23:04 - ‘Thinking deeply about primary mathematics’ - Kieran Mackle
- 25:36 - Lisa’s next reads
Lisa talks about the following books:
Also, Kieran Mackle’s podcast: Thinking Deeply about Primary Education