Maths 5–11 : A Guide for Teachers book cover
1st Edition

Maths 5–11
A Guide for Teachers

ISBN 9780367219680
Published November 12, 2019 by Routledge
210 Pages 192 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Focusing on good progression from Reception to Year 6, Maths 511 provides a clear and concise presentation of the fundamental knowledge that all primary mathematics teachers need. It provides readers with practical knowledge for the planning and assessment necessary to employ the theories expressed in the book.

Ranging from number sense and place value to looking in depth at the various aspects of fractions and mathematical reasoning, this book explores:

  • mathematical connections inside and outside of the curriculum;
  • the relation of mathematics to other primary subjects such as science, geography, and art;
  • mathematics teaching practices from high-performing jurisdictions across the world;
  • the progression of learning from primary school to secondary school;
  • the ‘big ideas’ in mathematics; and
  • activities that provide strategies for children to use responsively and creatively.

Helping primary teachers and mathematics coordinators improve and enhance their mathematical subject knowledge and pedagogy, Maths 511 will re-instil an excitement about teaching mathematics among its readers.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Section 1: Number Sense; Section 2: Numerical Reasoning; Section 3: Additive Reasoning; Section 4: Multiplicative Reasoning; Section 5: Geometric Reasoning

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Caroline Clissold is a consultant for Rising Stars, Numicon, and Inspire and was a former assistant director of National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics. She also has 20 years’ experience as an independent mathematics consultant following many years as a primary school teacher.