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Key Concepts in Teaching Primary Mathematics
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Key Concepts in Teaching Primary Mathematics



© 2007 | 200 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Covering the key principles and concepts in the teaching and learning of mathematics in primary schools, this text provides trainee and practising teachers with a quick and easy reference to what they need to know for their course, and in the classroom. The entries are arranged alphabetically, and each contains a brief definition, followed by an explanation and discussion, practical examples and annotated suggestions for further reading.

Examples of the wide-ranging material include: Anxiety about mathematics; Assessment for Learning; Cognitive conflict; Concept learning; Creativity in mathematics; Differentiation; Equivalence; Explanation; Investigation; Low attainment; Making connections; Meaningful context; Mental calculation; Numeracy; Play as a context for learning mathematics; Problem-solving; Questioning; Talk.

 
Introduction
 
Aims of mathematics teaching
 
Algorithm
 
Anxiety about mathematics
 
Assessment for learning
 
Assessment for teaching
 
Cognitive conflict
 
Concept learning
 
Conservation of quantity
 
Constructivism
 
Creativity in mathematics
 
Cross-cultural mathematics
 
Cross-curricular mathematics
 
Deductive and inductive reasoning
 
Differentiation
 
Equivalence
 
Errors
 
Explanation
 
Gender and mathematics
 
Generalization
 
Giftedness in mathematics
 
Home as a context for numeracy
 
Informal calculation method
 
Investigation (enquiry)
 
Language difficulties in mathematics
 
Low attainment
 
Making connections
 
Match and mismatch
 
Meaningful context
 
Meaningful learning
 
Mental calculation
 
Modelling process (representing)
 
Numeracy
 
Play as a context for learning mathematics
 
Principle learning
 
Problem solving
 
Purposeful activity
 
Questioning
 
Rote learning
 
Skill learning
 
Talk
 
Transformation
 
Transitivity
 
Using and applying mathematics
 
References

Very clear explanations about all mathematics topics primary mathematics.

Miss Syreeta Charles-Cole
School of Edu. Theology and Leadership, St Mary's University, Twickenham
September 28, 2016

A dictionary style book which has its use as a little reference book for key ideas and concepts involved in primary mathematics. Useful for reference, particularly for trainee teachers.

Mrs Rachel Wallis
Swansea School of Education, Swansea Metropolitan University
February 20, 2016

A great guide and the practical examples throughout made the concepts very easily understood.

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

The book has some useful summaries and examples of important concepts in teaching. However I am not convinced by the separation of assessment into assessment for learning and assessment for teaching. It is hard, though, to do real justice to such a large field in a small section.

Mrs Amanda O'Shea
School of Education, Roehampton University
April 19, 2012

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