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Student Workbook for 'Mathematics Explained for Primary Teachers'

Student Workbook for 'Mathematics Explained for Primary Teachers'

160 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This workbook provides students with an attractive and engaging means of reviewing, reinforcing and applying the material of Mathematics Explained for Primary Teacher 4th Edition, chapter by chapter. The material in the workbook has been tested and endorsed by primary PGCE trainees. Detailed solutions and explanatory notes are provided at the end of the book for each task.

The self-assessment tasks are of three kinds:

A. Checking Understanding

Tasks designed to help the reader to check their own understanding of key concepts and principles and their mastery of important skills in each chapter.

B. Processes and Applications

Tasks that provide opportunities to apply the mathematical content of each chapter in real-life situations, and in puzzles, problems, investigations and other mathematical challenges.

C. Teaching and Learning

Tasks that provide opportunities for the reader to consider their responses to children's errors and misunderstandings, and to consider the content of each chapter in terms of approaches to teaching and learning in a primary school context.

The Purpose of This Workbook
The Categories of Tasks
Related Chapters in Mathematics Explained for Primary Teachers, Fourth Edition
How to Use This Workbook
The Tasks
Solutions and Notes

Comments from student reviewers:

'A good range of tasks, covering a variety of elements within the topic. I found the tasks that showed application in a classroom environment particularly useful'

'I found the exercises helpful, as the more practice I get thinking about and applying the different methods, the more confident I feel explaining them to others'

'The Teaching and Learning tasks were especially useful and really made me think about what constitutes a good maths lesson as well as giving me some good ideas'

'Overall I thought that the tasks were helpful in confirming understanding of the chapter. The processes and applications tasks were useful. I found the teaching and learning tasks very useful and thought provoking - I wanted to do more!'

'I think the inclusion of interpreting children's errors and misconceptions in the teaching and learning of mental strategies section will be very beneficial for student teachers to prepare us for the classroom. Having to work out the pupil's errors and misunderstandings then provide an explanation was really useful. I could see how I could implement this in the classroom'

'For me the Teaching and Learning tasks were definitely the most useful since they highlight real situations that could arise and helped me as an inexperienced teacher to reflect on ways of tackling children's difficulties with the subject. They also provide good inspiration for activities that could be used in teaching'

'Really great! A broad range of tasks, very creative and clearly helped my further learning. All the questions about teachers' approaches and children's problems were brilliant for helping me in my future teaching'

'The most helpful questions were those that made me apply the knowledge in the chapter to a real teaching situation. These really tested my understanding of what I had read in the chapter in a practical way that I could see would be highly relevant to the classroom'

'Thought-provoking tasks that made me reflect and challenged my understanding'

'Overall, I found the tasks helpful as they highlighted my weaknesses in various areas of mathematics. Also, I found it good to be able to link the material with the classroom'

Very good coverage of maths concepts

Mr Andrew Palmer
School of Business and Social Sciences, Roehampton University
February 16, 2013

A useful book to supplement mathematics explained by same author. I use it to guide self study for those students on the undergraduate and PGCE programmes ,who have areas for development . Clear examples

Mr Freda Rockliffe
School of Education, Roehampton University
August 7, 2012

We have shared this book with students and have recommended this for those who wish to further their understanding. Very positive feedback has been received from the student group.

Mrs Catriona Macdonald
Education , University of Aberdeen
November 14, 2011

A lot of important information. Great as a reference book to find answers to problems and as a more robust text for further research into mathematical methods.

Joy Carroll
Institute of Education, Worcester University
January 19, 2011

a useful complemetry texy for student who are lacking in mathematical understanding.

Mrs Ulrike Dunne
Department of Education, Bedfordshire University
December 1, 2010

This is useful particularly for those who need extra work on some mathematical topics identified as gaps in audits.

Ms Sandy Pepperell
School of Education, Roehampton University
November 13, 2010

I have a student who says how helpful this text is - I found some sections helpful, whereas others I felt the level of challenge was a little higher than I would want it to be!

Miss Caroline Rickard
Please select your department, Chichester University
November 4, 2010

Contains good examples for students who need additional practice.

Dr Vicki Fitt
School of Education, Hertfordshire University
October 25, 2010

As with all Haylock books accessible and well written and as a result popular with the students

Mrs Mary Briggs
Warwick Institute of Education, Warwick University
October 14, 2010

Derek Haylock

Derek Haylock is an education writer, with an extensive list of publications in the field of mathematics education. He worked for over 30 years in teacher education, both initial and in-service, and was Co-Director of Primary Initial Teacher Training and responsible for the mathematics components of the primary programmes at the University of East Anglia (UEA) in Norwich. He has considerable practical experience of teaching and researching in primary classrooms. His work in mathematics education has taken him to Germany, Belgium, Lesotho, Kenya, Brunei, India and Sweden. As well as his publications in the field of education, he has written... More About Author

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