Improving Primary Mathematics Teaching and Learning by Mary McateerImproving Primary Mathematics Teaching and Learning by Mary Mcateer

Improving Primary Mathematics Teaching and Learning

byMary Mcateer

Paperback | October 16, 2012

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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:
  • Using children’s mathematical misconceptions to support teaching and learning
  • The role of talk in developing mathematical understanding
  • Evidence-based teaching and learning
  • Making mathematics real and purposeful beyond the classroom
  • The role of games in teaching and learning mathematics
  • ICT and mathematicsThe book illustrates the ways in which professional development that is rooted in practitioner inquiry and research enables teachers to advance their practice, resulting in improved outcomes for their pupils.

    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)

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.
Title:Improving Primary Mathematics Teaching and LearningFormat:PaperbackDimensions:9.06 × 6.02 × 0.67 inPublished:October 16, 2012Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0335246761

ISBN - 13:9780335246762

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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