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Big Ideas in Primary Mathematics

Big Ideas in Primary Mathematics

Second Edition

April 2021 | 352 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This book explains ‘big ideas’ in mathematics in simple terms supported by classroom examples to show how they can be applied in primary schools to enable learning. Carefully linked to the National Curriculum, it covers all the major concepts so trainees can develop their own mathematical subject knowledge and to give them the confidence to deepen their understanding of the children they teach.

This second edition includes:

·         A new ‘links with mastery’ feature showing how to teach with mastery in mind

·         A new glossary of key terms

·         New big ideas and activities throughout

Chapter 1: Problem solving
Chapter 2: Mathematical understanding in the early years
Chapter 3: Place value
Chapter 4: Addition and subtraction
Chapter 5: Multiplication and division
Chapter 6: Time
Chapter 7: Algebra
Chapter 8: Fractions
Chapter 9: Statistics
Chapter 10: Geometry: Shape and space
Chapter 11: Measurement

Robert Newell

Robert Newell has worked at the Institute of Education (IOE) for 17 years; full time for the last eight. He works with Primary PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate in Education) trainees and Teach First participants. His career started as a primary school teacher, taking responsibility in maths in several schools before progressing to two deputy head posts and then a headteacher role.Primary maths teaching, though, has been his biggest passion. He has worked as a numeracy consultant and also delivered a PGCE Maths programme to a London SCITT (School-Centred Initial Teacher Training centre) for three years. He is now part of a small maths team... More About Author