Teaching Primary Mathematics
- Sylvia Turner - University of Winchester, UK
Mathematics Methods | Primary Professional Studies
Teaching Primary Mathematics covers what student teachers really need to know and why, including approaches to teaching and learning, planning and assessment, and using resources in math teaching. It also provides a brief historical overview of the teaching of mathematics and examines strategies to enhance learning and develop as a confident mathematician in the primary classroom.
Informed by seminal and current research and in touch with current developments in education policy, the book also explores:
- The role of the mathematics within the primary curriculum
- The development of mathematics as a subject of study
- Different international approaches to mathematics education, and the lessons that can be learnt from them.
This is essential reading for all students on primary initial teacher education courses including undergraduate, graduate, and employment-based routes into teaching.
I have recommended this book for the specialist maths course, as it gives a useful overview of teaching and learning maths.
Good for school based training programmes. Links to current educational policy and theory.
An interesting and easy to follow guide to teaching mathematics in a primary school. This book contains some helpful guidance and good ideas to support classroom practice.
Provides a nice look at wider issues surrounding pimary maths.
A very useful read - covers many important aspects which are relevant to us with the introduction of the Numeracy Framework.
I will be recommending that both undergraduates and graduates purchase this book.
A strong text to support trainees with their primary maths teaching.
A guide that went beyond the concepts of maths - with sections on resourcing and things we can learn from both research and other countries this was a great read.
This is a valuable book for students , giving a good outline of teaching approaches and assessment and planning for mathematics.
An interesting book to give students background information on the teaching of primary mathematics but not being adopted at this stage.
For subject specialist trainees this book gives several topics which can initiate further study in relation to taking on a leadership role, for example leading into studying cross-national research. It would be a good introduction to issues they will need to advise colleagues on such as the use of resources.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Sample Chapter - Ch1: Teachers as Mathematicians