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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

Updated version of a very useful book

Ms Sylvia Turner
Faculty of Education, Winchester University
August 15, 2012

Useful background for the course.

Mrs Alison Flint
School of Education (Park Campus), Northampton University
July 24, 2012

Planning and teaching ideas are explained

Miss Anita Chamberlain
Education (Lancaster), St Martin's College
July 6, 2012

A great little book for trainee maths teachers to develop engaging and effective strategies. Also covers planning, monitoring and assessment as well as a specific chapter on maths in the early years foundation stage.

Mrs Helen Handyside
Teacher Education, CB Learning and Assessment Ltd
June 1, 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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