|About the book|
This book stems from the authors’ shared passion for primary mathematics teaching and offers an exploration of contemporary issues facing teachers. Drawing on research and case studies from practice, the book explores a wide range of concepts as starting points for professional reflection and personal development to improve teaching and learning in primary mathematics. Topics covered include:
Improving Primary Mathematics Teaching and Learning is appropriate for teachers undertaking professional development programmes (e.g. MaST, MA programmes), trainee teachers and staff on those programmes, both local authority and independent.
Contributors: Mike Askew, Sue Bailey, Elizabeth Carruthers, Victoria Grinyer, Alice Hansen, Lynne McClure, Effie Maclellan, Suzan Nelson, Carol Rushworth-Little, Steve Sherer, Ian Thompson, Vivien Townsend, Maulfry Worthington.
"In this book Mary McAteer brings together contributors with a wealth of experience in research and practice. The way in which practical and theoretical perspectives are brought to life with case studies and examples make it a highly readable text and every chapter adds new insights into children's mathematics learning."
Dr Julia Anghileri, University of Cambridge (retired)
|About the author|
Mary McAteer is Director for the Mathematics Specialist Teacher (MaST) programme at Edge Hill University, UK, having previously worked for over 30 years as a school teacher and primary maths, science and technology consultant.
|Table of contents|
List of contributors
Part 1: Primary mathematics teaching today
Primary mathematics teaching today: Introduction and context
Part 2: Teaching and learning in primary mathematics
Using children’s mathematical misconceptions to support teaching and learning
Children becoming expert symbol users
ICT and mathematics
Playing with pedagogy: The role of games in the teaching and learning of mathematics
Thinking beyond the classroom: Making mathematics real and purposeful
Learning difficulties in mathematics
Highly able children in ordinary classrooms
Talk: The key to mathematical understanding?
Part 3: Developing practice in primary mathematics teaching
Evidence-based mathematics teaching and learning
Are the children thinking mathematically? The pedagogy of children’s mathematical graphics
Teaching mathematics: Self-knowledge, pupil knowledge and content knowledge
Transforming primary mathematics teaching through professional development