3rd Edition

Understanding and Teaching Primary Mathematics

ISBN 9781138906402
Published June 3, 2016 by Routledge
290 Pages - 143 B/W Illustrations

USD $62.95

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Book Description

Written by an education consultant with widespread experience of teaching mathematics in the UK and internationally, Understanding and Teaching Primary Mathematics seamlessly combines pedagogy and subject knowledge to build confidence and equip you with all the skills and know-how you need to successfully teach mathematics to children of any age.

This 3rd edition has been fully updated to reflect the latest research developments and initiatives in the field, as well as key changes to both the UK National Curriculum and International Baccalaureate, including a brand new chapter on ‘Algebra’ and a reworked focus on the early years. Extra features also include helpful call-outs to the book’s revised and updated companion website, which offers a shared site with a range of resources relevant to both this book and its new companion volume, Teaching for Mathematical Understanding.

Stimulating, accessible and well-illustrated, with comprehensive coverage of subject knowledge and pedagogy, Understanding and Teaching Primary Mathematics is an essential purchase for trainee and practising teachers alike.

Companion website features new to this edition include:

  • video clips in which the author demonstrates the concepts covered in the book through teaching to a real class
  • PowerPoint presentations which provide support for those using the book as a part of a teacher training course
  • updated weblinks to external sites with useful teaching information and resources

Table of Contents

1. Teaching and Learning Primary Mathematics  2. What should I know? What do I know?  3. Problem Solving Using Mathematics  4. Counting and Understanding Numbers  5. Knowing and Using Number Facts  6. Calculating  7. Understanding Shape  8. Measuring  9. Handling Data  10. Teaching and Learning Mathematics in the Early Years  11. Issues of Inclusion  12. ICT and Teaching and Learning Mathematics 

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Tony Cotton was previously Associate Dean and Head of Education at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK. Since 2012, he has been working as a freelance writer and education consultant. Tony has over 15 years’ experience teaching maths education and 10 years’ experience teaching mathematics in schools.