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Primary Mathematics: Knowledge and Understanding

Primary Mathematics: Knowledge and Understanding

Sixth Edition

May 2012 | 168 pages | Learning Matters
The essential subject knowledge text for primary mathematics. Secure subject knowledge and understanding is the foundation of confident, creative and effective teaching. This comprehensive text includes interactive tasks, a self assessment section to allow trainees to better understand their level of knowledge and M level extension boxes to provide further challenge in all chapters. With full coverage of the mathematics curriculum, and updated research summaries reflecting the latest thinking, this text is written to help trainee primary teachers develop and consolidate their knowledge of mathematics. The Sixth Edition of this popular book features detailed links to the 2012 Teachers' Standards.

Key Features
  • All chapters and content are clearly linked to the 2012 Teachers' Standards
  • Includes essential links to the new Early Years Foundation Stage
  • Comprehensive and accessible guide to primary mathematics
  • Encourages the reader to reflect on and consolidate their learning in the context of the curriculum
Algebra, Equations, Functions and Graphs
Shape and Space
Handling Data and Probability
Mathematical Language, Reasoning and Proof
Self-Assessment Questions
Answers to Self-Assessment Questions

useful for supplementing key knowledge

Julia Holden
Department of Primary Education, Leeds Trinity and All Saints
June 3, 2014

This book is highly recommended to any students who are considering entering the teaching profession who require support with their knowledge and understanding of mathematics.

Miss Syreeta Charles-Cole
Education, Carshalton College
March 27, 2014

Supportive of subject knowledge and supplements our own audits and subject knowledge development.

Miss Claire Morse
Faculty of Education, Winchester University
March 13, 2014

Supportive, accessible guide for training teachers.

Dr Vicki Fitt
School of Education, University of Hertfordshire
February 17, 2014

Text has been recommended as essential reading as it is a requirement for all students before they start the BAITT course.

Mr Manish Kothari
Department of Education, St Mary's University College
September 20, 2013

A concise, up-to-date overview of the ever-evolving world of primary school Maths teaching, this book effectively clarifies essential concepts and approaches for the generalist practitioner.

Mr Keith Baty
Faculty of Education (Carlisle), University of Cumbria
August 6, 2013

Essential reading.

Mrs Alison Silby
School of Sport and Education, Brunel University
July 20, 2013

Essential reading for any student teacher who wishes to reflect upon and improve their math's knowledge and understanding.

Miss Emma Morris
School of Education, Newman University College
March 25, 2013

Part of a set of books these make a good foundation that are easily tackled. A good starting point.

Mrs Kathryn Peckham
Childhood Studies : Early Years, Chichester University
March 24, 2013

Helpful book for students on FdA intending to progress onto QTS – supports Supporting Teaching and Learning module which looks at English and mathematics at KS1. M-level extension activities and helpful linkls to new teaching standards

Mrs Janet Harvell
Early Years, Bridgwater College
January 8, 2013

Claire Mooney

Claire Mooney is an Instructor at the School of Education and Professional Learning, Trent University, Canada. More About Author

Alice Hansen

Alice Hansen is the Director of Children Count Ltd where she is educational consultant. Her work includes running professional development courses and events for teachers and teacher trainers, research and publishing. Alice has worked in education in England and abroad. Prior to her current work she was a primary mathematics tutor and the programme leader for a full-time primary PGCE programme at a large university in England. More About Author

Lindsey Ferrie

Lindsey Ferrie is a primary school teacher in Carlisle. More About Author

Sue Fox

Sue Fox has had extensive experience of teaching all ages from Reception to Year 6. She was Senior Mathematics Lecturer at St Martin's College, Carlisle. More About Author

Reg Wrathmell

Reg Wrathmell is Senior Lecturer in Mathematics Education at King Alfred's College, Winchester. He has extensive experience as a mathematics consultant and as a provider of in-service courses. More About Author

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ISBN: 9780857259110