Key Concepts in Teaching Primary Mathematics
- Derek Haylock - Education Consultant
SAGE Key Concepts series
Mathematics & Numeracy | Primary Teacher Training
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.
Very clear explanations about all mathematics topics primary mathematics.
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.
A great guide and the practical examples throughout made the concepts very easily understood.
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.