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Unlocking Mathematics Teaching

2nd Edition

Edited by Valsa Koshy, Jean Murray


188 pages | 68 B/W Illus.

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Now in a fully updated second edition, Unlocking Mathematics Teaching is a comprehensive guide to teaching mathematics in the primary school. Combining theory and practice, selected experts outline the current context of mathematics education. They suggest strategies, activities and examples to help develop readers understanding and confidence in delivering the curriculum. The book combines an accessible blend of subject knowledge and pedagogy, and its key features include:

  • Advice on teaching mathematics to high and low attainers;
  • Guidance on teaching mental maths;
  • Ideas for incorporating ICT;
  • Guidance on assessment in mathematics education;
  • Teaching problem solving;
  • Numerical and non-numerical examples;
  • Updated references, taking into account the Williams Report.

This book will be of interest to all primary education students and practising teachers looking to increase their confidence and effectiveness in delivering the mathematics curriculum.

Table of Contents

Introduction Valsa Koshy and Jean Murray 1. Aspects of numeracy Bob Jeffrey 2. Investigating numeracy in Key Stage 2 Mark Humble 3. Teaching Mental Calculations Debbie Robinson 4. Making sense of it: contexts for using ICT to enhance the teaching of numeracy John Garvey 5. Developing problem-solving skills in mathematics Rachel Fairclough 6. Numeracy and low attaining children Jean Murray 7. A framework for teaching mathematically promising pupils Ron Casey 8. Assessing mathematical learning Valsa

About the Editors

Valsa Koshy is Professor of Education at Brunel University. Her main areas of work are mathematics and education and the professional development of teachers.

Jean Murray is Professor of Education at the University of East London.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Elementary
EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / Mathematics