Developing Primary Mathematics Teaching
Reflecting on Practice with the Knowledge Quartet
- Tim Rowland - University of Cambridge, UK
- Fay Turner - University of Cambridge, UK
- Anne Thwaites - University of Cambridge, UK
- Peter Huckstep - University of Cambridge, UK
- Making sense of foundation knowledge – focusing on what teachers know about mathematics
- Transforming knowledge – representing mathematics to learners through examples, analogies, illustrations, and demonstrations
- Connection – helping learners to make sense of mathematics through understanding how ideas and concepts are linked to each other
- Contingency – what to do when the unexpected happens
Each chapter includes practical activities, lesson descriptions, and extracts of classroom transcripts to help teachers reflect on effective practice. Video versions of these lessons are also available on a companion website.
For PGCE students both early years and priamry and ECS who are studying maths in the early eyars
A useful book but hard to find my way around. Comes with a CD with good classroom clips which would aid discussion about maths teaching.
This publication wa recommended at a National Strategies meeting for IT Maths Lecturerers. It is an excellent publication which develops and extends trainees understanding of primary mathematics teaching. The clips featured on the CD further enhanced their understanding.
Really like this one, particularly for our third year UGs on Primary Teaching course. Links nicely to their assignment and thinking about choices of examples for mathematics teaching. Also referring to with our second years taking a number module. Library recommended to hold several copies.