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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 useful text for Foundation Phase ITET students.

Mrs Nanna Ryder
Youth Work Department, University of Wales, Trinity St David
August 15, 2014

A useful and readable book which outlines the main theories and understanding as a starting point for teaching young children.

Mrs Rachel Wallis
Swansea School of Education, Swansea Metro Univ.
July 17, 2014

This book is grounded in the latest research about how children become effective learners, particularly in relation to mathematics. There are particularly useful case studies.

I strongly recommend it.

Miss Syreeta Charles-Cole
Education, Carshalton College
July 3, 2014

Essential reading for students to understand how mathematics is taught in the early years.

June 24, 2014

Very useful in developing both subject knowledge and pedagogical knowledge. Lots of practical ideas for the trainees to use in the classroom situation.

Mrs Lisa Jeffery
School of Education, Northampton University
May 13, 2014

A really helpful book for our early years students. Covers important aspects of early maths.

Miss Claire Morse
Faculty of Education and Social Care, Winchester University
May 1, 2014

Essential for understanding how mathematics is taught in the very early years

Mrs Chelle Davison
Education , Leeds Metropolitan University
April 29, 2014

An essential text for the new EYTS routes that enables students to understand the relevant standards

Miss Donna Luck
early years, Northampton University
March 7, 2014

A plethora of new and interesting activities and ideas to develop subject knowledge and pedagogical practice for trainee teachers and particularly helpful for supporting children in early years and KS1.

Mr Manish Kothari
Department of Education, St Mary's University College
January 28, 2014

This book sets out clearly and extensively the nature of children's mathematical learning and ways for teachers and others to foster and promote this across many contexts. One of its strengths is the layout with summary, case studies, suggested activities and reading to follow up.

Ms Veronica Towers
PGCE, Wandsworth Primary Schools' Consortium
January 20, 2014

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