This much-loved textbook has been fully revised and updated to take account of the new Primary Curriculum, which was made statutory in 2010 and will be taught in primary schools beginning September 2011. The new edition will be a valuable resource for new primary teachers as they prepare to teach the new curriculum.
Some of the changes in the new edition include the following:
- New chapters on key ideas and key processes in primary mathematics.
- Reordering of the chapters to give more prominence to using and applying mathematics.
- Further material on graphs in the chapter on coordinates and linear relationships.
- References throughout to the new Primary Curriculum.
- Research focus in every chapter.
- Updating of suggestions for further reading.
- More discursive answers to some of the self-assessment questions.
- A companion website providing a comprehensive glossary and additional material to enable primary trainees to prepare with confidence for the ITT Numeracy test.
- A companion Student Workbook available for purchase, providing further self-assessment examples for checking understanding, for using and applying mathematics, and for teaching and learning.
Extensively used on primary PGCE courses and undergraduate courses leading to QTS, this book is an essential resource for all new primary teachers.
PART ONE: MATHEMATICAL UNDERSTANDING
Primary Teachers' Insecurity about Mathematics
Mathematics in the Primary Curriculum
Learning to Learn Mathematics
PART TWO: USING AND APPLYING MATHEMATICS
Key Processes in Mathematical Reasoning
Modelling and Problem Solving
PART THREE: NUMBER AND ALGEBRA
Number and Place Value
Addition and Subtraction Structures
Mental Strategies for Addition and Subtraction
Written Methods for Addition and Subtraction
Multiplication and Division Structures
Mental Strategies for Multiplication and Division
Written Methods for Multiplication and Division
Remainders and Rounding
Multiples, Factors and Primes
Squares, Cubes and Number Shapes
Integers: Positive and Negative
Fractions and Ratios
Calculations with Decimals
Proportions and Percentages
Co-Ordinates and Linear Relationships
PART FOUR: SHAPE, SPACE AND MEASURES
Transformations and Symmetry
Perimeter, Area and Volume
PART FIVE: STATISTICS
Comparing Sets of Data
Answers to Self-Assessment Questions