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ICT and Primary Mathematics
A Teacher's Guide

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ISBN 9780415369596
Published August 22, 2004 by Routledge
220 Pages 95 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book is for teachers who are looking for interesting and practical ways to incorporate ICT into their daily lesson plans. It shows how ICT can be used as a tool for mathematics, but more importantly how its proper use can enhance the mathematics being taught. The authors cover all current aspects of ICT and mathematics, including:

  • databases
  • spreadsheets
  • logo and the use of floor turtles and control technology
  • handling of resources including interactive whiteboards
  • management of ICT within the classroom
  • how ICT can be used to present mathematical topics and links to other areas of the curriculum.

With plenty of suggestions on how to use the software and hardware described in the book, this is a useful resource for all primary teachers, particularly subject co-ordinators for ICT and mathematics. It will also be of interest to students on PGCE and Initial Teacher Training courses.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Planning the Mathematics Lesson 2. Delivering the Lesson 3. Using an Interactive Whiteboard 4. The Use of Floor and Screen Turtles 5. The Transition from Floor Turtle to Screen Turtle 6. Why does LOGO merit a place in the Primary Mathematics Curriculum? 7. Handling Data 8. Using Graphs 9. Mathematics Across the Curriculum 10. Some Ideas for Other Mathematics and the Use of ICT

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John Williams has worked in primary education for many years as a class teacher, headteacher, and advisor for science and technology and more recently as Senior Lecturer in Higher Education at Anglia Polytechnic University.

Nick Easingwood is Senior Lecturer for ICT in Education and ICT Co-ordinator for the School of Education at Anglia Polytechnic University.


'This book should have a place on the staffroom bookshelf, and should be required reading for Primary PGCE students.' - Education Today