'What a super book! It is absolutely packed with practical ideas and activities to help you love maths, and love teaching and/or learning it. It certainly helps to develop an enthusiasm for a subject most adults tend to say "I'm no good at..."'
- Early Years Educator
`A wonderful book, packed with practical ideas and activities to help all students love maths.'
- Jo Boaler, Professor of Mathematics Education, Stanford University
Fostering an enthusiasm for mathematics in young children is a vital part of supporting their mathematical development. Underpinned by subject and pedagogical knowledge, case studies and research-based perspectives, the authors provide clear guidance on how to support young children's learning and understanding in an effective and engaging way.
Contemporary approaches to developing essential mathematical learning for young children are explored, including:
play, practical activities and talk for mathematics
counting, calculation and place value
measures and shape
problem solving and representing mathematics
working with parents.
Written for both trainees and practitioners working with children aged 0 to 8 years, including those studying for Early Years and Early Childhood degrees and those on Primary PGCE and Primary Education courses, this book offers mathematical subject knowledge and teaching ideas in one volume.
Helen Taylor is Course Leader of PGCE Primary Part-time Mathematics at Canterbury Christ Church University.
Andrew Harris is Course Leader of PGCE Modular Mathematics at Canterbury Christ Church University.
Introduction ISSUES IN MATHEMATICAL LEARNING AND TEACHING How Children Learn Mathematics and the Implications for Teaching - Helen Taylor Children Talking about Mathematics - Jill Mathews Play and Mathematics - Clare Wiseman and Karen Vincent Children Representing their Mathematics - Clare Wiseman Mathematical Learning outside the classroom - Helen Taylor Mathematics and Display - Bridie Price Assessing Children's Mathematics - Helen Taylor and Karen Vincent Working with Parents - Helen Taylor and Jill Matthews LEARNING AND TEACHING MATHEMATICS Early Number, Counting and Place Value - Andrew Harris Calculation - Andrew Harris Fractions and Decimals - Jon Wild Pattern - Gina Donaldson Measures - Louise O'Sullivan Shape, Position and Movement - Paula Stone Handling Data - Gina Donaldson Glossary References Index