Shows the Primary National Strategy and standards for QTS. This title includes the role of talk in learning maths; the applications and use of ICT in maths; creativity in maths; assessment for learning and self assessment; and suggested resources for teachers. It emphasises on mental mathematics and problem solving.
Now in its third edition, "Mathematics in the Primary School" is fully updated to reflect the new Primary National Strategy and revised standards for QTS. New areas for focus include: the role of talk in learning maths; the applications and use of ICT in maths; creativity in maths; assessment for learning and self assessment; and, suggested resources for teachers. Children's understanding is explored in key areas of mathematics, at reception, infant and junior levels. Important principles and teaching approaches are identified, including the use of calculators and computers. There is an emphasis on mental mathematics and problem solving, an exploration of key issues raised by the Williams review (2008), while classroom case studies show how these teaching approaches are put into practice and how children respond to them.Emphasising the importance of teachers' own mathematical knowledge this book provides students, NQTs and practising teachers with the background to teach mathematics to children aged 3-11.
Section 1 Developing Mathematical Thinking Why do children learn mathematics in school? Key questions Case studies Glossary Section 2 Number 2.1 Introduction -- The teaching of number 2.2 Number in the early years 2.3 Developing a feel for number 2.4 Extending the number system 2.5 Ideas leading to algebra 2.6 Solving numerical problems Section 3 Shape, Space and Measure 3.1 Shape and Space: Introduction 3.2 Shape and Space activities 3.3 Measurement: general principles 3.4 Aspects of measurement Section 4 Data handling 4.1 Introduction: Handling Data 4.2 Case studies 4.3 Mathematical thinking and data handling 4.4 Probability Section 5 Planning, Assessment and Classroom Organisation 5.1 Planning and assessment 5.2 Classroom organisation