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Primary Mathematics: Teaching Theory and Practice

Primary Mathematics: Teaching Theory and Practice

Seventh Edition

June 2014 | 224 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 7th edition has been updated in line with the new National Curriculum.
Teaching strategies
The mathematics lesson
Assessment, recording and reporting
Mathematics in the Early Years Foundation Stage

Although aimed specifically at those primary trainees working towards their QTS, this book is an excellent resource for someone who finds themselves teaching maths  for the first time, or for someone who would like to move his or her own current teaching practice to a higher standard.......Far from being focused only on the ideal classroom setting (which teachers rarely, if ever, encounter), the authors recognise and address common issues. They include potential problems such as, ‘Many classrooms do not have enough space to sit the whole class on the carpet and at tables without moving furniture during the lesson,’ and describe ways of addressing these difficulties.


Matthew Reames
SATIPS Mathematics Broadsheet
SATIPS Mathematics Broadsheet

An appropriate update to a useful source of ideas to support the students developing knowledge and understanding of effective pedagogies appropriate to the primary classroom.

Michael Lansley
Department of Education, Chichester University
May 20, 2015

A really useful book. Not adopted as an essential text, but several copies in our resource centre and on our list of additional reading.

Marcus Witt
Faculty of Education, University of The West of England
February 18, 2015

Love this. Great text for Y2 students.

Mrs Jan Gourd
Faculty of Education, University of St Mark & St John
February 17, 2015

Helpful new edition of this course text.

Mr Ralph Manning
SCH Of Education & Lifelong Learning, University Of East Anglia
October 14, 2014

I did not request this book.

Ms Sandy Pepperell
School of Education, Roehampton University
September 28, 2014

Chapters on measure and statistics were are very helpful and will help students to be able to accurately apply these concepts to their teaching of science.

Ms Yvonne Rennalls
Faculty of Education (Perry Barr), Birmingham City Univ.
September 15, 2014

The book handles with teaching mathematics from numbers to statistics with their teaching strategies under classroom settings. I especially suggest prospective teachers to have the book to gain insight into how to teach mathematics from earl years to end of primary schools.

Mr Kerem Coskun
Primary Education, Artvin Coruh University
August 25, 2014

Easy to read resource

Ms Gayle Peachey
Teacher Training, Harlow College
August 23, 2014

An accessible book that gives a good overview of some of the key theory and practice in primary mathematics teaching. It includes ideas throughout on embedding ICT into lessons.

Mr Andrew Connell
School of Public Policy and Professional Practice, Keele University
August 5, 2014

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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

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

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

Judith McCullouch

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

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