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This practical and popular guide to children’s common errors and misconceptions in primary mathematics is an essential tool for teachers and trainees. It supports them in planning for and tackling potential errors and enhances their understanding of the difficulties encountered in mathematical development. This fourth edition explores how a Growth Mindset approach works alongside an awareness of children's errors and how mistakes themselves are powerful learning tools. This edition includes 50 new identifiable misconceptions children have of mathematics. The text also considers the role of the teacher in understanding and addressing children’s common mathematical misconceptions.
Linked to the new National Curriculum and covers every objective
Provides an essential tool for planning primary mathematics lessons
Explores how common misconceptions can be anticipated and addressed
it is very current in that it links mathematical learning and understanding to the mastery approach that we now use in schools and also Carol Dweck’s mindset work which is also currently a focus in schools.
Its main focus is what children (and teachers) can learn from the errors they make and it gives very clear examples of common mistakes made by children and what can be done to unpick their errors and move towards understanding of the concept.
An excellent supporting handbook, particularly useful for Teaching Assistants who often work with groups of children who may be struggling with certain concepts. Lots of useful and practical approaches for encouraging more independent learning whilst challenging and overcoming misconceptions in Maths. Not just for children's errors - useful for adults too.