The workbook 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 workbook includes three types of self-assessment tasks:
1. 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.
2. Using and Applying
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.
3. Learning and Teaching
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.
Derek Haylock is an education consultant and author. He has worked for over 30 years in teacher education.
Ralph Manning is a lecturer in Primary Education at the University of East Anglia, with subject responsibilities in Mathematics and PE.