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Understanding and Teaching Primary Mathematics

 
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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.

 

Contents

 

Teaching and Learning Primary Mathematics

What Should I Know? What Do I Know?

Using and Applying Mathematics

Counting and Understanding Number

Knowing and Using Number Facts

Calculating

Understanding Shape

Measuring

Handling Data

Teaching and Learning Mathematics in the Early Years

Issues of Inclusion

ICT and Teaching and Learning Mathematics

The QTS Skills Test




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