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Teaching Arithmetic in Primary Schools

Teaching Arithmetic in Primary Schools

November 2012 | 160 pages | Learning Matters
There is a new and increasing emphasis on the importance of teaching arithmetical skills in primary schools. This text outlines what is meant by arithmetic and enables trainee teachers to build their own confidence in teaching arithmetic. It covers all aspects of arithmetic including recall of number facts and traditional pen and paper methods. Each arithmetical approach is illustrated with detailed examples and readers can access their own learning in each area. Guidance on when and where to use different approaches to enhance children's learning is included and interactive activities highlight essential links between theory and practice.

Abouth the Transforming Primary QTS series

This series reflects the new creative way schools are begining to teach, taking a fresh approach to supporting trainees as they work towards primary QTS. Titles provide fully up to date resources focused on teaching a more integrated and inclusive curriculum, and texts to draw out meaningful and explicit cross curricular links.

Getting Your Head around Arithmetic
The Rapid Recall of Number Facts
Mental Arithmetic
The Development of Pencil and Paper Arithmetic
Traditional Pencil and Paper Arithmetic
Arithmetic with Fractions, Decimals, Percentages and Ratios
Arithmetic Using Technology
Appendix: Model Answers to the Self-assessment Questions

This is avery useful book that is easy to read and informative.

Tracy Ross
Department of Health, Social Care, Glyndwr University
June 30, 2014

A good outline of basic arithmetic processes. It addresses the issues in the national curriculum while still retaining a wider view of developing children's understanding of number and calculation.

Mrs Ashley Compton
Education, Bishop Grosseteste Univ.
June 18, 2014

A good supplementary text to support student teachers understanding of teaching arithmetic. It also helps build their subject knowledge.

Paula Stone
Education, Canterbury Christ Church
April 26, 2013

This is a very helpful book for primary teachers, focused on calculation. In the light of the current curriculum proposals beign made law, I am concerned that it will be effectively "blacklisted" by government-backed CPD and ITT promoters, but I, for one, would support the need for this text, which deals honestly with the real needs children have in learning calculation.

Mr Ralph Manning
Education & Lifelong Learning, University of East Anglia
March 25, 2013

It is a good book for those who find teaching arithemetic in school. I have recommended this as a help to them. Students have fed back that they have found this useful.

Mrs Ranjana McLean
Education North Campus Department, London Metropolitan Uni (North Campus)
March 17, 2013

L2 Functional skills Maths

Sue Parker
Early Years, Guildford College of Further and Higher Education
February 8, 2013

A helpful guide to a crucial subject area.

Mr Neil Rutledge
Education (Carlisle), University of Cumbria
December 16, 2012