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Primary Mathematics: Knowledge and Understanding

Primary Mathematics: Knowledge and Understanding

Eighth Edition
Additional resources:

February 2018 | 264 pages | Learning Matters

Secure subject knowledge and understanding is the foundation of confident, creative and effective teaching. To help your students master this, the 8th edition of this established text now comes with a range of online resources:

  • Interactive Maths subject knowledge audit: to assess your students' overall performance and ensure they have an accurate picture of their ability.
  • Reflective self-assessment questions: to help consolidate students’ understanding of each chapter topic and monitor their learning as they work through the book.
  • Glossary: building students' knowledge of tricky terminology.

Covering the whole primary curriculum, this edition also includes updated interactive activities throughout the book to engage students in their learning and enable discussion. Using this book in conjunction with the free online resources really makes this the complete package for developing Mathematics subject knowledge.

Number: place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
Number: fractions, decimals and percentages
Mathematical language, reasoning and proof
Algebra, equations, functions and graphs

Well laid out for the non specialist maths teacher in a primary school. It explains the subject material clearly and helps to develops confidence in teaching maths.

Mr Simon Strawford
School Of Education, Newman University
April 10, 2019

Primary mathematics, Knowledge and Understanding, is a book for every primary education student teacher. I like the chapter about mathematical language, reasoning and proof. Every student teacher should learn how to think and talk about mathematical concepts. This book can help future teachers to learn mathematical content knowledge for teaching.

Mrs Hanneke Doornik-Beemer
Education, Fontys University of Applied Sciences (Eindhoven)
January 11, 2018

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1: Introduction

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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