'This book was a delight to read. The mathematical content is excellent and the approach to explaining complex concepts is exceptionally good!' -Dr Jennifer Way, University of Sydney
'I'm a really big fan of this book: it is the single most influential text in my experience of working with primary maths teachers in the last 12 years' - Andy Tynemouth, Every Child Counts National Adviser, Edge Hill University
'Every teacher of maths should read this book! It helped me realize why some children are struggling with doing simple word problems' -Amazon reader review
If you are a teacher or student teacher in a nursery or primary school, you need a secure understanding of the mathematical ideas behind the material you will use in the classroom. To help young children develop their understanding of mathematics, you need to develop your own understanding of how mathematics is learnt.
In this indispensible book, the authors help you to understand mathematical concepts and how children come to understand them, and also help develop your own confidence with mathematical activities.
Each chapter of this book includes:
-Real-life examples and illustrations from children and teachers in the classroom
-The research behind some of the concepts and teaching approaches discussed
-Pauses to reflect and discuss your own mathematical knowledge and experience
-Age-appropriate classroom activities to try with your class or group.