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Teaching Primary Mathematics

Teaching Primary Mathematics

November 2012 | 272 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Teaching Primary Mathematics covers what student teachers really need to know and why, including approaches to teaching and learning, planning and assessment, and using resources in math teaching. It also provides a brief historical overview of the teaching of mathematics and examines strategies to enhance learning and develop as a confident mathematician in the primary classroom.

Informed by seminal and current research and in touch with current developments in education policy, the book also explores:

  • The role of the mathematics within the primary curriculum
  • The development of mathematics as a subject of study
  • Different international approaches to mathematics education, and the lessons that can be learnt from them.

This is essential reading for all students on primary initial teacher education courses including undergraduate, graduate, and employment-based routes into teaching.

Teachers as Mathematicians
The Nature and Language of Mathematics
What Do Children Really Need to Learn and Why?
What Should Teachers Know and Why?
Teaching Approaches
Assessment and Planning in Mathematics
Resources for Mathematics
What Can We Learn from Other Countries?
Researching Mathematics Education: A Case Study

I have recommended this book for the specialist maths course, as it gives a useful overview of teaching and learning maths.

Ms Barbara Allebone
Primary PGCE / School Direct, LDBS Scitt
October 8, 2014

Good for school based training programmes. Links to current educational policy and theory.

Ms Louise Lambert
Faculty of Education, Birmingham City University
August 4, 2014

An interesting and easy to follow guide to teaching mathematics in a primary school. This book contains some helpful guidance and good ideas to support classroom practice.

Ms Mary Bennett-Hartley
School of Primary Education, Birmingham City University
May 21, 2014

Provides a nice look at wider issues surrounding pimary maths.

Miss Claire Morse
Faculty of Education and Social Care, Winchester University
March 13, 2014

A very useful read - covers many important aspects which are relevant to us with the introduction of the Numeracy Framework.
I will be recommending that both undergraduates and graduates purchase this book.

Mrs Eleri Davies
School of Education, Bangor University
September 2, 2013

A strong text to support trainees with their primary maths teaching.

Mrs Jacqueline Launders
Early Years & Primary Education, Sheffield Hallam University
May 7, 2013

A guide that went beyond the concepts of maths - with sections on resourcing and things we can learn from both research and other countries this was a great read.

Mrs Kathryn Peckham
Childhood Studies : Early Years, Chichester University
March 24, 2013

This is a valuable book for students , giving a good outline of teaching approaches and assessment and planning for mathematics.

Mrs Gill Fry
Education, Havering College of Further and Higher Education
February 14, 2013

An interesting book to give students background information on the teaching of primary mathematics but not being adopted at this stage.

Ethel Anderson
Faculty of Education, Strathclyde University
February 12, 2013

For subject specialist trainees this book gives several topics which can initiate further study in relation to taking on a leadership role, for example leading into studying cross-national research. It would be a good introduction to issues they will need to advise colleagues on such as the use of resources.

Ms Sandy Pepperell
School of Education, Roehampton University
January 20, 2013

Sylvia Turner

Sylvia Turner works in the School of Education at King Alfred's College, teaching on both the PGCE and Returning to Teaching courses. More About Author