Covering the key principles and concepts in the teaching and learning of mathematics in primary schools, this text provides trainee and practising teachers with a quick and easy reference to what they need to know for their course, and in the classroom. The entries are arranged alphabetically, and each contains a brief definition, followed by an explanation and discussion, practical examples and annotated suggestions for further reading. Examples of the wide-ranging material include: Anxiety about mathematics; Assessment for Learning; Cognitive conflict; Concept learning; Creativity in mathematics; Differentiation; Equivalence; Explanation; Investigation; Low attainment; Making connections; Meaningful context; Mental calculation; Numeracy; Play as a context for learning mathematics; Problem-solving; Questioning; Talk.For example, a primary teacher teaching aYear6 class(10 to 11 years) how to calculate and use percentages could ... New mathematical material does not have to be introduced in a mathematics lesson. ... to introducing new mathematical material thatexploits the meaningful contextsof practical work across thecurriculum.
|Title||:||Key Concepts in Teaching Primary Mathematics|
|Publisher||:||SAGE - 2007-09-17|