Teaching Primary Mathematics covers what student teachers really need to know and why, including approaches to teaching and learning, planning and assessment, and using resources in maths teaching. It also provides a brief historical overview of the teaching of mathematics and examines strategies to enhance learning and development as a confident mathematician in the primary classroom.
Informed by seminal and current research, and recent developments in education policy, the book also explores:
- the role of mathematics within the primary curriculum
- the development of mathematics as a subject of study
- the knowledge that can be gained from considering international approaches to mathematics.
This is essential reading for all students on primary initial teacher education courses including undergraduate (BEd, BA with QTS), postgraduate (PGCE, SCITT), and School Direct, and employment-based routes into teaching.
Sylvia Turner is Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Education at the University of Winchester.
Sylvia Turner is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Education, Health and Social Care at the University of Winchester where she works with student teachers and teaching assistants in the Early Years and Primary sectors of education.
Teachers as Mathematicians The Nature and Language of Mathematics What Do Children Really Need to Learn and Why? What Should Teachers Know and Why? Teaching Approaches Assessment and Planning in Mathematics Resources for Mathematics What Can We Learn from Other Countries? Researching Mathematics Education: A Case Study Conclusion