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Primary Mathematics: Teaching Theory and Practice

Primary Mathematics: Teaching Theory and Practice

Eighth Edition
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February 2018 | 288 pages | Learning Matters

An extensive knowledge of the primary Mathematics curriculum is not enough for trainee teachers, they need to know how to teach Maths in the primary classroom.

This is the essential teaching theory and practice text for primary Mathematics that takes a focused look at the practical aspects of teaching. It covers the important skills of classroom management, planning, monitoring and assessment and relates these specifically to primary Maths, with new material on assessment without levels. And to support students even further with the very latest strategies in classroom practice, this 8th edition now includes online resources:

  • Practical lesson ideas for the classroom
  • The Primary National Curriculum for Mathematics in Key Stages one and two
  • Tips for planning primary Mathematics
  • Useful weblinks for primary Mathematics teaching
Part 1: Essentials of primary mathematics teaching theory and practice
Teaching strategies
Mathematics in the Early Years Foundation Stage
Assessment, recording and reporting
Children’s common mathematical misconceptions
Part 2: Progression in children’s understanding of mathematics

We decided against adopting this edition as we are using a previous edition (6th).

Mr Chris Ives
School of Teacher Development, Bishop Grosseteste University
November 21, 2019

Great reading resource for the undergraduate course.

Mrs Karen Ann Amos
Faculty of Education, Health & Well-being (Walsall), Wolverhampton University
July 10, 2019

This, 8th edition, contains some useful updates from the 7th and this is a book which is very useful for situating the mathematic subject knowledge contains in its sister book. The combination of pedagogic knowledge and content knowledge is very important (Shulman) for trainees to develop and this well written yet research supported text helps with this.

Mr Paul Hopkins
Faculty of Education (Hull), Hull University
May 10, 2018

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Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1: Introduction

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