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Primary Mathematics: Teaching Theory and Practice

Primary Mathematics: Teaching Theory and Practice

Ninth Edition
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May 2021 | 232 pages | Learning Matters

An extensive knowledge of the primary Mathematics curriculum is not enough for trainee teachers, they need to know how to teach Mathematics in the primary classroom.

This is the essential teaching theory and practice text for primary Mathematics that takes a focused look at the practical aspects of teaching.  It covers the important skills of classroom management, planning, monitoring and assessment and relates these specifically to primary Maths. Practical guidance, features and resources help students translate their learning to the classroom and understand the wider context of teaching:

-          Online practical lesson ideas for the classroom

-          The Primary National Curriculum for Mathematics in Key Stages one and two

-          Tips for planning primary Maths

-          Useful weblinks for primary Mathematics teaching

The ninth edition of this popular book includes a new chapter on 'Mathematics in the primary classroom' by Ashley Compton exploring primary mathematics teaching today. It is also updated to include the new 'Ready to progress' criteria.


Mathematics in the primary classroom
Teaching strategies
Mathematics in the Early Years Foundation Stage
Assessment, recording and reporting
Children’s common mathematical misconceptions

We have referenced previous editions of this text on the course. It continues to provide a succinct overview of key ideas related to teaching primary maths.

Ms Nicola Tierney
School of Education, St Mary's University, Twickenham
August 19, 2021

A very clearly written book which explains things simply. Goes along with the " Knowledge and Understanding" book.

Mrs Geraldine Anita Parks
Department of Education, St Mary's University College (Belfast)
July 2, 2021
Key features
  • Helps trainees develop a confidence in their teaching by familiriasing them with the practical aspects of teaching primary Mathematics
  • Updated in line with the new National Curriculum

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