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Understanding and Teaching Primary Mathematics

1st Edition

By Tony Cotton


272 pages

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Pack - Book and Online: 9781405899505
pub: 2010-01-15
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Understanding and Teaching Primary Mathematics is a full colour, core textbook for anyone training to teach Maths at primary level. A self-audit is provided at the outset to assess your prior knowledge and highlight areas for your personal development. The book will then help you to develop your mathematical understanding by encouraging you to think mathematically. You will be asked to create an action plan to aid your development and this will also allow you to build up a portfolio of evidence to help you achieve QTS (Qualified Teacher Status).

Rather than treating subject knowledge and pedagogy as two separate entities, the book sets maths subject knowledge in context, showing you how to apply it in the classroom, through models and cases of best practice. Misconception boxes appear throughout each chapter to highlight common misconceptions children have in maths and help you to make connections between different areas of mathematics so that your pupils will see mathematics as a whole rather than a series of separate and often disparate ideas. Case studies in each chapter also provide you with an exemplar lesson plan annotated by a new teacher which shows you how to deal with a common misconception. This book will help you to deliver Maths at primary level in a clear and confident manner.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Teaching and Learning Primary Mathematics

Chapter 2 What should I Know? What do I Know?

Chapter 3 Using and Applying Mathematics

Chapter 4 Counting and Understanding Number

Chapter 5 Knowing and Using Number Facts

Chapter 6 Calculating

Chapter 7 Understanding Shape

Chapter 8 Measuring

Chapter 9 Handling Data

Chapter 10 Teaching and learning mathematics in the Early Years

Chapter 11 Issues of inclusion

Chapter 12 ICT and teaching and learning mathematics

Chapter 13 The QTS skills test

About the Author

Tony Cotton Tony was previously Associate Dean, Head of Education at Leeds Metropolitan University. Since 2012, he has been working as a freelance writer and education consultant.

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