Understanding Mathematics in the Lower Primary Years: A Guide for Teachers of Children 3 - 8

Understanding Mathematics in the Lower Primary Years: A Guide for Teachers of Children 3 - 8

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Paperback
ISBN13: 9780761941040

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`This book is an excellent example of material designed to help develop our understanding of mathematics and what we, as teachers, can do to better support mathematical understanding in children' - Mary Lynes, Primary Practice, The Journal of the National Primary Trust

Praise for the First Edition:

`There have been few mathematical texts which cause readers to smile, but one of the great strengths of this book is the consistent good humour. Hiding in the explanations of more abstract concepts are unexpected images, such as the two thousand sets of zero elephants placed inside these brackets [ ] , which surprise and entertain, and so render difficult ideas memorable' - Mathematics Education Review

This is a fully revised and updated edition of the authors' successful and much-used book. It is written for those who teach mathematics, for those who are preparing to teach mathematics to children aged 3 to 8 years, as well as for those who wish to have a clearer understanding of the mathematical ideas behind the material they use in the classroom. This book also shows how children can be helped to develop an understanding of mathematics for themselves.

The revisions introduced in the Second Edition reflect recent changes such as the Early Learning Goals for the Foundation Stage and the particular emphasis of The National Numeracy Strategy. Sections on addition and subtraction, multiplication and division have been revised, and the book includes coverage of mental calculation strategies.

This is an essential student text and professional reference work for teachers of children aged 3 to 8 years.

Type Book
Number Of Pages 238
Item Height 18 mm
Item Width 170 mm
Item Weight 458 Gram
Product Dimensions 170 x 18 x 238
Publisher Paul Chapman Educational Publishing
Format Paperback | 238

'Praise for the First Edition: 'There have been few mathematical texts which cause readers to smile, but one of the great strengths of this book is the consistent good humour'

Derek Haylock is an education writer, with an extensive list of publications in the field of mathematics education. He worked for over 30 years in teacher education, both initial and in-service, and was Co-Director of Primary Initial Teacher Training and responsible for the mathematics components of the primary programmes at the University of East Anglia (UEA) in Norwich. He has considerable practical experience of teaching and researching in primary classrooms. His work in mathematics education has taken him to Germany, Belgium, Lesotho, Kenya, Brunei, India and Sweden. As well as his publications in the field of education, he has written seven books of Christian drama for young people and a Christmas musical (published by Church House/National Society). For 15 years after his time at UEA he was in great demand as a consultant and professional speaker. His work as a writer continues. Anne D. Cockburn is a Professor Emeritus in Early Years Education at the University of East Anglia (UEA). She was educated in Edinburgh before reading Psychology at the University of St Andrews. Subsequently, she trained to be a primary teacher and taught in Scotland. In 1979, she became a Research Fellow at the University of Lancaster, working with Neville Bennett and Charles Desforges. Her PhD was completed in 1986 at the UEA. Following a period of working as a researcher, she took up her first lectureship at UEA in 1989. She became an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society in 1994. Initially Anne's teaching focused on pre-service teacher education (BA and PGCE), gradually extending to in-service courses (BPhil and MA) and research (PhD and EdD). Throughout, she continued with her own research, with many of the catalysts for her investigations stemming from the needs and interests of professional practitioners and those with whom they work. More recently, she also started working with MA counselling students. Anne has examined doctoral theses, undergraduate and postgraduate courses at universities across the United Kingdom, Australia and Norway. She was a member of the Economic and Social Research Council Board of Examiners for studentships (2002-2005).