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Mathematics for Primary and Early Years
Developing Subject Knowledge

Second Edition


July 2007 | 232 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Published in Association with The Open University

From a review of the first edition:

This book is suitable for those who lack confidence … It is particularly useful as a revision guide... Tasks and practical exercises are included throughout the book. Worth buying a copy' - Primary Mathematics

This task-driven text emphasizes strategies and processes and is very different from the usual style of mathematics textbooks. For example, algebra is treated as a way of thinking mathematically, rather than merely manipulating symbols. Each of the sections is designed to stand alone so that they can be studied in any order or dipped into as needed.

The Second Edition has been updated to meet the needs of anyone wanting to refresh their knowledge and understanding of mathematics to GCSE level. There is an emphasis on learning and doing mathematics, with an expanded section on measures and proportion, and statistics.

Trainees and students have reported that the book has not only helped them to raise their knowledge and understanding to the required standard but also greatly improved their mathematical confidence.

This is a set book for the Open University Course, 'Ways of Knowing: language, mathematics and science in the early years'.

 
Preface
 
Using this book
 
1. Learning and doing
 
2. Number and measure
 
3. Statistics and measuring
 
4. Number and algebra
 
5. Geometry and algebra
 
6. Chance and reasoning
 
7. Proof and reasoning
 
8. Practice exercises
 
Guide to assessing your mathematical subject
wledge and understanding
Mathematical dictionary/index

Excellent textbook ideal for Early Childhood and Primary Students. The frequent diagrams and images make this text accessible even to those who struggle with academic reading. Fantastic textbook for developing the subject knowledge of prospective teachers

Dr Chelle Davison
Early Childhood & Teacher Education, Coventry University
November 6, 2017

A useful text to support trainee students in enhancing their subject knowledge.

Miss Syreeta Charles-Cole
School of Edu. Theology and Leadership, St Mary's University, Twickenham
November 17, 2016

This book is more suitable to be used as a revision guide.

Miss Syreeta Charles-Cole
School of Edu. Theology and Leadership, St Mary's University, Twickenham
November 7, 2016

This book flew off the shelves the HND students found this very relevant to refer to as they evaluated teaching methods used in the early years to promote mathematical learning

Mrs Angela Mahon
Vocational Education , Manchester College of Arts & Techn.
May 20, 2015

A comprehensive look at mathematics. Nice to have a book that includes early mathematical ideas aswell.

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

This book is invaluable for students who want to develop their mathematical subject knowledeg when studying initial teacher education degree courses. It has been recommended for a further year 2011

Mrs Sarah Fuller
Education, University of the West of England, Bristol
September 5, 2011

Already have a reading list for this area.

Mrs Rosalind Coleridge
School of Arts and Education, Middlesex University
June 23, 2011

Liked the way the book was split in to different sections / areas of mathemetics.Could then direct students to specific chapters depending on content of session that week. Liked the "tasks" too and was able to incorporate some of these into the teaching sessions.

Mrs Siobhan McKay
education and children's services, Chester University
September 16, 2010

A comprehensive book that supports the practitioners developing subject knowledge and understanding. Useful exercises enable this to be used as a revision guide.

Mrs Michelle Williams
applied health sciences, Farnborough College of Technology
August 19, 2010

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