This book combines accessible explanations of mathematical concepts with practical advice on effective ways of teaching the subject. Section A provides a framework of good practice. Section B aims to support and enhance teachers subject knowledge in mathematical topics beyond what is taught to primary children. Each chapter also highlights teaching issues and gives examples of tasks relevant to the classroom. Section C is a collection of papers from tutors from four universities centred around the theme of effective teaching and quality of learning during this crucial time for mathematics education.
'If maths gives you a migraine and the numeracy hour leaves you numb, seize hold of this thoroughly researched book … the authors throw light on the primary/lower secondary maths you never quite understood … essential guide for those of us still peering through a numerical haze.' - The Teacher
Section A Introduction 1. Teaching and Learning Mathematics Paul Ernest
Section B Introduction 2. Whole Numbers 3. Fractions, Decimals and Percentages 4. Number Patterns and Sequences 5. Measures 6. Shape and Space 7. Probability and Statistics 8. Mathematical Proof
Section C Effective Teaching of Numeracy Margaret Brown, Kings College, London Mental Mathematics Jean Murray, Brunel University Children's Mistakes and Misconceptions Valsa Koshy, Brunel University Using Writing to Scaffold Explanations in Mathematics Christine Mitchell and William Rawson, University of Exeter Differentiation Lesley Jones and Barbara Allebone, Goldsmiths College, University of London