Primary mathematics teaching today: Introduction and context

Mary McAteer, Suzan Nelson

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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 mathematics The 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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationImproving Primary Mathematics Teaching and Learning
    EditorsMary McAteer
    Place of PublicationBerkshire
    PublisherOpen University Press
    Number of pages259
    ISBN (Print)9780335246762
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2012


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