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Key Concepts in Teaching Primary Mathematics

Key Concepts in Teaching Primary Mathematics

September 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.

Aims of mathematics teaching
Anxiety about mathematics
Assessment for learning
Assessment for teaching
Cognitive conflict
Concept learning
Conservation of quantity
Creativity in mathematics
Cross-cultural mathematics
Cross-curricular mathematics
Deductive and inductive reasoning
Gender and mathematics
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)
Play as a context for learning mathematics
Principle learning
Problem solving
Purposeful activity
Rote learning
Skill learning
Using and applying mathematics

Very clear explanations about all mathematics topics primary mathematics.

Miss Syreeta Charles-Cole
School of Edu. Theology and Leadership, St Mary's University, Twickenham
October 13, 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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