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Learning and Teaching Mathematics 0-8

Learning and Teaching Mathematics 0-8

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December 2013 | 280 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

'What a super book! It is absolutely packed with practical ideas and activities to help you love maths, and love teaching and/or learning it. It certainly helps to develop an enthusiasm for a subject most adults tend to say "I'm no good at..."' 
- Early Years Educator

‘A wonderful book, packed with practical ideas and activities to help all students love maths.’
- Jo Boaler, Professor of Mathematics Education, Stanford University

Fostering an enthusiasm for mathematics in young children is a vital part of supporting their mathematical development. Underpinned by subject and pedagogical knowledge, case studies and research-based perspectives, the authors provide clear guidance on how to support young children's learning and understanding in an effective and engaging way.

Contemporary approaches to developing essential mathematical learning for young children are explored, including:

  • play, practical activities and talk for mathematics
  • outdoor learning 
  • understanding pattern
  • counting, calculation and place value
  • measures and shape
  • problem solving and representing mathematics
  • assessment
  • working with parents.

Written for both trainees and practitioners working with children aged 0 to 8 years, including those studying for Early Years and Early Childhood degrees and those on Primary PGCE and Primary Education courses, this book offers mathematical subject knowledge and teaching ideas in one volume.

Helen Taylor is Course Leader of PGCE Primary Part-time Mathematics at Canterbury Christ Church University.
Andrew Harris is Course Leader of PGCE Modular Mathematics at Canterbury Christ Church University.


Helen Taylor
How Children Learn Mathematics and the Implications for Teaching
Jill Mathews
Children Talking about Mathematics
Clare Wiseman and Karen Vincent
Play and Mathematics
Clare Wiseman
Children Representing their Mathematics
Helen Taylor
Mathematical Learning outside the classroom
Bridie Price
Mathematics and Display
Helen Taylor and Karen Vincent
Assessing Children's Mathematics
Helen Taylor and Jill Matthews
Working with Parents
Andrew Harris
Early Number, Counting and Place Value
Andrew Harris
Jon Wild
Fractions and Decimals
Gina Donaldson
Louise O'Sullivan
Paula Stone
Shape, Position and Movement
Gina Donaldson
Handling Data

very interesting book in the way it talks about the delivery of mathematics within the early years. It also gives some great activities that can take place within the settings linking all areas of the EYFS.

Mrs Kerry Clayton
Childcare, The Maltings College
May 21, 2015

great book - I've recommended it to many students undertaking their dissertation on children's understandings of mathematics

Mrs Nicola Stobbs
Institute of Education, Worcester University
March 31, 2015

Good background reading for students in early years

Mrs Jenny Carpenter
Faculty of Education & Theology, York St John University
February 22, 2015

compared with other texts available I found this harder to use.

Miss Rebecca Bartram
Centre for professional education, Warwick University
February 10, 2015

A comprehensive work on a subject that many EY practitioners find challenging. Helpful and engaging.

Mrs Anna Colgan
Higher Education, Banbury and Bicester College
January 8, 2015

This book is largely based around the 2-6 age range but does cover some aspects from younger and older. It has some lovely case studies and I really like the images to support them. The chapter choices are well thought out and highly relevant.

Mrs Amanda Wilkinson
School of Education, Oxford Brookes University
January 6, 2015

Excellent for students

Miss S Drinkwater
Education , Hopwood Hall College
October 6, 2015

Good book relevant for the FD students studying Primary Ed

Miss Johanne Child
early years, Wakefield College
November 28, 2014

Since receiving the book only several students have actually used it in relation to their work based projects. It has been well received and has inspired new activity as well as informing level 4 and 5 students more about maths. I will continue to recommend the book for the forthcoming academic year.

Ms Kay Heslop
Education (Coach Lane), Northumbria University
October 30, 2014

While I felt that the book was interesting, it didn't really contain anything I felt was new, or hadn't been published elsewhere. I quite liked the format of the book, so asked our library to buy a couple of copies, but didn't recommend that the students bought copies.

Marcus Witt
Faculty of Education, University of The West of England
January 31, 2016

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