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Primary Mathematics: Knowledge and Understanding

Primary Mathematics: Knowledge and Understanding

Ninth Edition
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February 2021 | 264 pages | Learning Matters

All the subject knowledge students need to teach primary Mathematics.

Secure subject knowledge and understanding is the foundation of confident, creative and effective teaching. To help your students master this, this comprehensive text includes subject knowledge from each part of the primary Mathematics curriculum and comes with a wide range of resources so students can test their growing knowledge as they progress through the course. 

  • an online Mathematics subject knowledge audit with the ability to share results
  • new end of chapter self-assessment questions 
  • Interactive tasks
  • a Maths subject knowledge checklist
  • useful weblinks for primary Maths teaching
  • Recommended further reading
The 9th edition has been updated in line with new guidance and framework updates, inluding the new EYFS, as well as links to new research. 
Number: place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
Number: fractions, decimals and percentages
Mathematical language, reasoning and proof
Algebra, equations, functions and graphs
Talk and effective questioning in primary mathematics

A clearly explained and laid out book covering the subject knowledge essential to teaching maths. A clear aid to planning and delivering maths in all areas.

Faculty Of Education (Ormskirk), Edge Hill University
August 5, 2022

A very clearly written book which explains things simply. Goes along with the " Theory and practice" book.

Mrs Geraldine Anita Parks
Department of Education, St Mary's University College (Belfast)
July 2, 2021