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Primary Mathematics: Teaching Theory and Practice

Primary Mathematics: Teaching Theory and Practice

Sixth Edition

200 pages | Learning Matters
The essential teaching theory and practice text for primary mathematics. Covering the skills of planning, monitoring and assessment and class management, it relates these specifically to primary mathematics. With full coverage of the theory and practice required for effective and creative mathematics teaching, this text is an essential guide for all trainees working towards QTS. Throughout, practical guidance and features support trainees to translate this learning to the classroom, embed ICT in their lessons and to understand the wider context of their teaching. This Sixth Edition includes links to the 2012 Teachers' Standards and notes on the new National Curriculum.

Key Features
  • All chapters and content are clearly linked to the 2012 Teachers' Standards
  • Promotes effective teaching through secure pedagogical knowledge
  • Practical and accessible guide to mathematics teaching
  • Key features encourage the reader to reflect on their learning and make links between theory and practice
Teaching Strategies
The Daily Mathematics Lesson
Assessment, Recording and Reporting
Mathematics in the Early Years Foundation Stage
Shape and Space
Handling Data and Probability

A super Maths book to introduce students to teaching Maths in the primary school. Gives you the background information needed to start teaching the Maths curriculum.

Mrs Rachel Jones
Faculty of Education, Birmingham City University
November 18, 2013

This book has been really helpful for all our students in guiding them to think about the issues involved in teaching and learning of mathematics.

Mrs Pauline Palmer
Institute of Education, Manchester Metropolitan University
October 9, 2013

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 good resource for ITE students that provides clear knowledge and understanding in primary mathematics with good exemplars.

Dr Barbara Brown
Education Francis Close Hall, Gloucestershire University
August 27, 2013

Essential reading.

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

This is a clearly laid out book. It has particuarly useful chapters on assessment , recording and reporting and also teaching strategies.

Mrs Gill Fry
Education, Havering College of Further and Higher Education
February 13, 2013

I passed this to our Maths Functional skills tutor as a good resource on maths teaching methods and learning for students

Sue Parker
Early Years, Guildford College of Further and Higher Education
February 8, 2013

A useful text linking theory to practice.

Ms Helen Yorke
School of Primary Education, Birmingham City University
October 31, 2012

Helpful revision of a previously used book.

Mr Ralph Manning
Please Select Your Department, University of East Anglia
September 14, 2012

Claire Mooney

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

Mary Briggs

Mary Briggs is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Education, University of Warwick where she teaches across a range of the Institute's undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Mary was an Early Years, primary and SEN teacher for many years, including deputy and headship before working as an academic in the University sector. More About Author

Mike Fletcher

Mike Fletcher is a Lecturer in Mathematics Education at the Research and Graduate School of Education, University of Southampton. More About Author

Judith McCullouch

Judith McCullouch is a Senior Lecturer in Primary Mathematics Education and PGCE Programme Director at the University of Winchester. 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

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