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Understanding Mathematics for Young Children

Understanding Mathematics for Young Children
A Guide for Teachers of Children 3-7

Fifth Edition

February 2017 | 336 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Having a deep understanding of the mathematical ideas and concepts taught in the classroom is vital as a nursery or primary school teacher. In order for children to get to grips with these concepts, trainee teachers need to be aware of how they come to interpret and understand them.

Now in its 5th edition, this essential book helps trainee teachers develop their own knowledge of key mathematical ideas and concepts for the nursery and primary classroom. Now focusing specifically on ages 3-7, it also supports trainees with several age-appropriate classroom activities.

As well as updates to further reading suggestions and research focuses, this revised edition includes new content on:

  • Mastery in learning mathematics
  • Simple fractions
  • Roman numerals
  • Money as a form of measurement 
Understanding Mathematics
Understanding Number and Counting
Understanding Place Value
Understanding Addition and Subtraction
Understanding Multiplication, Division and Fractions
Understanding the Principles of Arithmetic
Understanding Number Patterns and Calculations
Understanding Measurement
Understanding Geometry
Understanding Statistics
Understanding Reasoning and Problem Solving Mathematics

An outstanding book.
Should be a essential reader for all secondary mathematics teachers.

Mr Mike Rickhuss
School of Education, Wolverhampton University
November 16, 2018

really useful book for both practicing practitioners and learners who are developing their skills within the professional. Clear and concise with well thought through explanations.

Miss Abi Ackerman
Health, Care and Early Years, Yeovil College
October 13, 2017

Dutch elementary student teachers do not have any idea how, for example, in international schools mathematics for young children is taught. This book gives guidelines for teaching mathematics for young children. The content is comparable with Dutch books, and more precize. You could fine many good ideas in this book and also the development of young children for mathematics is well explained.

Mrs Hanneke Doornik-Beemer
Education, Fontys University of Applied Sciences
April 11, 2017