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 
Acknowledgements 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 References Index 