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3rd Edition

Teaching Mathematics in Primary Schools
Principles for effective practice

ISBN 9780367719616
Published March 31, 2021 by Routledge
432 Pages

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'This is an outstanding book: it should be high on the list of any primary school teacher's set of references and a required text for pre-service teachers.'
Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom

In our technology-rich world, numeracy is just as important as the smartphone in your pocket. Students need to develop mathematical ways of seeing the world and strong problem-solving skills, and those foundations are taught in the primary school classroom.

Teaching Mathematics in Primary Schools covers the mathematical content taught in primary and middle years, always emphasising how students can connect what they learn in mathematics with other curriculum areas and with the world beyond the classroom. The authors draw on the latest international research to show how teachers can develop a rich repertoire of classroom teaching techniques, and effective planning, assessment and reporting methods. They outline approaches to creating supportive learning environments for all students, and to building their knowledge and confidence in using mathematics.

This third edition has been updated throughout and includes a new chapter on numeracy. Evidence-based uses of digital technologies to support learning and teaching are included in every chapter. With practical strategies that can be implemented in the classroom, this book is an invaluable resource for pre-service and early career primary and middle years mathematics teachers.

Table of Contents

1. The changing face of school mathematics
2. Theories of learning mathematics
3. Language and mathematics
4. Diversity and equity
5. Planning for teaching
6: Assessment
7. Working mathematically
8. Numeracy
9. Early number
10. Basic facts, mental computation and algorithms
11. Rational number
12. Patterns and algebra
13. Measurement
14. Statistics and probability
15. Geometry

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Robyn Jorgensen is an Emeritus Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Canberra. A highly regarded educational researcher, she has received thirteen Australian Research Council grants for work on equity and access, and on teaching practices in mathematics. Shelley Dole is Professor in the School of Education at the University of the Sunshine Coast. She has received awards for teaching excellence, and researches widely in mathematics education. Kevin Larkin is a Senior Lecturer in Mathematics Education at Griffith University. He has received awards for teaching excellence, and his particular focus is the use of digital technologies in mathematics education.