|About the book|
"This richly varied text offers generous support for every aspect of the teacher's role, while constantly reminding us that mathematical activity is not a de-contextualised skill that children possess, but part of their identity, their way of being in the world, engaged with the world, energetically - and playfully - trying to make sense of it."
Mary Jane Drummond, formerly of the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, UK
Teaching and Learning Early Number is a bestselling guide for all trainee and practising Early Years teachers and classroom assistants. It provides an accessible guide to a wide range of research evidence about the teaching and learning of early number.
Major changes in the primary mathematics curriculum over the last decade - such as the National Numeracy Strategy, the Primary National Strategy, the Early Years Foundation Stage and the Williams Review - have greatly influenced the structure of this new edition. The book includes:
|About the author|
Ian Thompson is Visiting Professor at Edge Hill University, UK, and was a member of the Advisory Group for the National Numeracy Project, to which he was seconded for two years.
|Table of contents|
Section 1: Setting the scene for teaching and learning early number
1. Still not getting it right from the start?
Carol Aubrey and Dondu Durmaz
Section 2: The early stages of number acquisition
2. Children’s beliefs about counting
3. Mathematics through play
4. The family counts
Section 3: The place of counting in number development
5. Development in oral counting, enumeration, and counting for cardinality
6. Counting: what it is and why it matters
7. Compressing the counting process: strength from the flexible interpretation of symbols
Section 4: Extending counting to calculating
8. From counting to deriving number facts
9. Uses of counting in multiplication and division
Section 5: Representation and calculation
10. Children's mathematical graphics: young children calculating for meaning
Elizabeth Carruthers and Maulfry Worthington
11. What do young children’s mathematical graphics tell us about the teaching of written calculation?
12. What’s in a picture? Understanding and representation in early mathematics
Tony Harries, Patrick Barmby and Jennifer Suggate
13. Mathematical learning and the use of information and communications technology in the early years
Section 6: Assessing young children’s progress in number
14. Interview-based assessment of early number knowledge
Robert J. Wright
15. Addressing errors and misconceptions with young children
Section 7: Towards an early years mathematics pedagogy
16. ‘How do you teach nursery children mathematics?’ In search of a mathematics pedagogy for the early years