|Derek Haylock||Education Consultant|
|Ralph Manning||University of East Anglia|
|SAGE Publications Ltd|
Mathematics Explained for Primary Teachers
The new fourth edition of Mathematics Explained for Primary Teachers has been fully revised and restructured to match the current Attainment Targets for mathematics in England. Every chapter is written in a way that integrates children's learning, classroom practice and the teacher's own requirements for subject knowledge, making this the ideal text for primary PGCE courses.
Some of the changes in the new edition include:
-Two new chapters on mathematics in the primary curriculum and learning to learn mathematics
-More prominence given to using and applying mathematics
-Sections matching the attainment targets for mathematics
-More learning and teaching points highlighted throughout the text
-Further material on number, risk, use of ICT, graphs and data-handling.
-A research focus in every chapter.
The companion website www.sagepub.co.uk/haylock provides a glossary and additional material to enable primary trainees to prepare with confidence for the ITT Numeracy test, and provides details of how each chapter of the book is linked to the National Curriculum. This will be updated to reflect any updates to the National Curriculum as they are introduced.
Extensively used on primary PGCE courses and undergraduate courses leading to QTS, this bestselling book is an essential resource for all trainee primary teachers.
The new companion workbook to Mathematics Explained for Primary Teachers provides students with an attractive and engaging means of reviewing, reinforcing and applying the material of Mathematics Explained for Primary Teachers 4th Edition, chapter by chapter. The material in the workbook has been tested and endorsed by primary PGCE trainees. Detailed solutions and explanatory notes are provided at the end of the book for each task.
The self-assessment tasks are of three kinds:
A. Checking Understanding
Tasks designed to help the reader to check their own understanding of key concepts and principles and their mastery of important skills in each chapter.
B. Processes and Applications
Tasks that provide opportunities to apply the mathematical content of each chapter in real-life situations, and in puzzles, problems, investigations and other mathematical challenges.
C. Teaching and Learning
Tasks that provide opportunities for the reader to consider their responses to children's errors and misunderstandings, and to consider the content of each chapter in terms of approaches to teaching and learning in a primary school context.