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Understanding and teaching primary mathematics

Understanding and teaching primary mathematics

Cotton, Tony

How would you teach the concept of odd and even numbers to a child? What is the probability of throwing a three on a six-sided die? How could you help a child who is confusing ratio and proportion? By seamlessly combining subject knowledge and pedagogy, the second edition of Understanding and Teaching Primary Mathematics will not only build your own confidence in mathematics, but also equip you with the curriculum understanding and pedagogical know-how to excel at teaching maths to children of any age. Written in a clear and accessible way, the book guides you through the fundamental ideas which are at the heart of teaching and learning maths, with special focus on observation and assessment of primary and early years children. Hallmark features Links to the classroom and research are provided throughout to help you relate educational theory to your own teaching practice. Portfolio and audit tasks allow you to assess your own subject knowledge and build up a portfolio of evidence to gain Qualified Teacher Status. The accompanying extra resources offers topic-specific self-audits for you to monitor your progress, exemplar lesson plans, a range of Portfolio Tasks mapped directly to current teacher standards and web-links to up-to-date online resources. New to this edition Resource Inspiration boxes give inviting examples of different activities to do with your class to provide inspiration for your own teaching. High quality videos with corresponding discussion, have been expertly selected from Teachers TV help to widen your skills and develop your practice, offering tips, lesson ideas and classroom resources

eBook, Electronic resource, Book. English. Electronic books.
Published Harlow: Longman, 2010
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Statement of responsibility: Tony Cotton
ISBN: 1405899522, 9781405899505, 9781405899529
Note: CD-ROM.
Note: Includes index.
Physical Description: xx, 244 p. : col. ill. ;ical disc.
Subject: Primary education; Mathematics Study and teaching (Elementary); Mathematics education; Mathematics.
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Dawson Books. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Other formats: Also available in printed form.


  1. Teaching and Learning Primary Mathematics 
  2. What should I know? What do I know? 
  3. Problem Solving Using Mathematics 
  4. Counting and Understanding Numbers 
  5. Knowing and Using Number Facts 
  6. Calculating 
  7. Understanding Shape 
  8. Measuring 
  9. Handling Data 
  10. Teaching and Learning Mathematics in the Early Years 
  11. Issues of Inclusion 
  12. ICT and Teaching and Learning Mathematics