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Primary Mathematics: Knowledge and Understanding

Primary Mathematics: Knowledge and Understanding

Ninth Edition
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February 2021 | 264 pages | Learning Matters

All the subject knowledge students need to teach primary Mathematics.

Secure subject knowledge and understanding is the foundation of confident, creative and effective teaching. To help your students master this, this comprehensive text includes subject knowledge from each part of the primary Mathematics curriculum and comes with a wide range of resources so students can test their growing knowledge as they progress through the course. 

  • an online Mathematics subject knowledge audit with the ability to share results
  • new end of chapter self-assessment questions 
  • Interactive tasks
  • a Maths subject knowledge checklist
  • useful weblinks for primary Maths teaching
  • Recommended further reading
The 9th edition has been updated in line with new guidance and framework updates, inluding the new EYFS, as well as links to new research. 
Number: place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
Number: fractions, decimals and percentages
Mathematical language, reasoning and proof
Algebra, equations, functions and graphs
Talk and effective questioning in primary mathematics

A clearly explained and laid out book covering the subject knowledge essential to teaching maths. A clear aid to planning and delivering maths in all areas.

Faculty Of Education (Ormskirk), Edge Hill University
August 5, 2022

A very clearly written book which explains things simply. Goes along with the " Theory and practice" book.

Mrs Geraldine Anita Parks
Department of Education, St Mary's University College (Belfast)
July 2, 2021

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