Issues in Teaching Numeracy in Primary Schools by Ian ThompsonIssues in Teaching Numeracy in Primary Schools by Ian Thompson

Issues in Teaching Numeracy in Primary Schools

byIan Thompson

Paperback | June 16, 2010

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"For more than a decade, the 'Thompson Trilogy' has chronicled the ebb and flow of primary mathematics in England, to the benefit of anyone with an interest in children's learning. The first edition anticipated the National Numeracy Strategy, helping teachers to understand and to implement the new pedagogies. Ian Thompson devotees, past and present, will be delighted with this new edition, which maps the territory in the post-strategy era. Although set in the contemporary context of the most recent Reports and Reviews, many of the issues addressed in this edition are timeless, This is an important book - for the present, and for posterity."
Tim Rowland, University of Cambridge, UK

The new edition of this bestselling book provides an accessible guide to a wide range of research evidence about teaching and learning mathematics.

Major changes in the primary mathematics curriculum in recent years – such as those recommended in the National Numeracy Strategy, the Primary National Strategy, the Early Years Foundation Stage, the Williams, Rose and Alexander Reviews – are reflected throughout the book.

The new edition comprises fourteen new chapters, including a section devoted to post-Williams issues and four popular chapters that have been retained and updated in light of the vast changes in the field.

Key topics include:

  • Using resources, ICT, AfL and problem solving approaches effectively
  • Learning from errors and misconceptions
  • Developing mental and written calculation
  • The 'gifted and talented'
  • Transition from EYFS into Key Stage 1
  • Intervention and the Every Child Counts programme

    This popular book is essential reading for all trainee and practising primary school teachers, classroom assistants and mathematics specialist teachers.

    Contributors: Mike Askew, Patrick Barmby, Meindert Beishuizen, Margaret Brown, Kev Delaney, Nick Dowrick, Sylvia Dunn, Richard English, Sue Gifford, Tony Harries, Steve Higgins, Jeremy Hodgen, Louise Matthews, Frank Monaghan, Mike Ollerton, Julie Ryan, Ian Thompson, John Threlfall, Julian Williams, Jan Winter

  • Ian Thompson is Visiting Professor at Edge Hill University, UK, and was a member of the Advisory Group for the National Numeracy Strategy, to which he was seconded for two years.
    Title:Issues in Teaching Numeracy in Primary SchoolsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9.06 × 6.06 × 0.71 inPublished:June 16, 2010Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

    The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

    ISBN - 10:0335241530

    ISBN - 13:9780335241538

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    Table of Contents

    Part 1: Setting the context
    Swings and roundabouts
    Part 2: Post-Williams issues
    It ain't just what you do: Effective teachers of numeracy
    Teaching for understanding/Understanding for teaching
    Thinking aloud means talking allowed: Group work in the primary school mathematics classroom
    Making connections: Teachers and children using resources effectively
    Using problem solving approaches to learn mathematics
    The role of ICT
    Shaking the Foundations: Does the Early Years Foundation Stage provide a secure basis for early mathematics?
    Home-school knowledge exchange
    Part 3: Assessment issues
    Assessment for learning: What's all the fuss about?
    Children's mathematical understanding as 'work-in-progress': Learning from errors and misconceptions
    Part 4: Calculation issues
    Getting your head around mental calculation
    The empty number line
    Written calculation: Addition and subtraction
    Progression in the teaching of multiplication
    Progression in the teaching of division
    Part 5: Special needs issues
    Numbers Count: Developing a national approach to early intervention
    The 'gifted and talented'