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Mathematics Explained for Primary Teachers

Textbook

By: Derek Haylock (Author), Ralph Manning (Contributor)

473 pages, colour photos, colour & b/w illustrations

Sage Publications

Paperback | Jun 2014 | Edition: 5 | #216782 | ISBN-13: 9781446285879
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Hardback | Jun 2014 | Edition: 5 | #216783 | ISBN-13: 9781446285862
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About this book

5 star student reviews: "A must have for teachers-to-be, especially those who are a bit shaky on their maths knowledge!" "Not many maths books keep me fixated but this is one that is definitely worth its money." "It is a book I will be using even when in the classroom"

When was the last time you solved a fraction question? Could you explain how to solve it to a nine year old? Mathematics Explained for Primary Teachers develops your own understanding of mathematical concepts, and how children learn them, so you can confidently teach mathematics to primary children. Tried and tested, the fifth edition of Derek Haylock's much loved textbook matches the 2014 curriculum requirements for England. Every chapter integrates children's learning, classroom practice, and the teachers own requirements for subject knowledge, making this the ideal text to guide you through your studies and beyond. Get interactive with the new online version – the fifth edition includes free access to an interactive online textbook, giving you the flexibility and support to study how and where you want. Access additional study material direct via the interactive eBook or by visiting the accompanying companion website – a maths teaching toolkit at your fingertips!

In your teaching toolkit:
- 8 mini video lectures by Derek introduce each key section of Mathematics Explained for Primary Teachers
- Step by step screencasts show you how to work through problems visually, so you can learn at your own pace
- Links to the National Curriculum throughout keep you abreast of current numeracy teaching standards
- Teaching and Learning Points highlight important issues and potential challenges you may face in the classroom
- Practice Questions test your understanding
- Free Access to SAGE Journal articles keeps you informed of topical research.

Want to learn on the go? To help support your learning on your schedule, the fifth edition is supported by MobileStudy, so you can check tips and lesson plans on your phone, on the go and in the classroom. A Student Workbook is also available to accompany Mathematics Explained for Primary Teachers, including over 500 practice problems to help you check your understanding of mathematics principles, use and apply them, and prepare you for the challenges you might encounter in the classroom.


Contents

Introduction     

SECTION A: MATHEMATICAL UNDERSTANDING     
Primary Teachers' Insecurity about Mathematics     
Mathematics in the Primary Curriculum     
Learning How to Learn Mathematics     

SECTION B: MATHEMATICAL REASONING AND PROBLEM-SOLVING     
Key Processes in Mathematical Reasoning     
Modelling and Problem Solving     

SECTION C: WHOLE NUMBERS AND CALCULATIONS     
Number and Place Value     
Addition and Subtraction Structures     
Mental Strategies for Addition and Subtraction     
Written Methods for Addition and Subtraction     
Multiplication and Division Structures     
Mental Strategies for Multiplication and Division     
Written Methods for Multiplication and Division     

SECTION D: FURTHER NUMBER CONCEPTS AND SKILLS     
Multiples, Factors and Primes     
Integers: Positive and Negative     
Fractions and Ratios     
Decimal Numbers and Rounding     
Calculations with Decimals     
Proportionality and Percentages     
Squares, Cubes and Number Shapes     

SECTION E: ALGEBRA     
Algebraic Reasoning     
Coordinates and Linear Relationships     

SECTION F: MEASUREMENT     
Concepts and Principles of Measurement     
Perimeter, Area and Volume     

SECTION G: GEOMETRY     
Angle     
Transformations and Symmetry     
Classifying Shapes     

SECTION H: STATISTICS AND PROBABILITY     
Handling Data     
Comparing Sets of Data     
Probability     

Answers to Self-Assessment Questions     
References     
Index


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Biography

Derek Haylock is an education consultant and writer in the field of mathematics education. He is a Senior Fellow in Education at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, where he worked for over 30 years in primary teacher training and in education research. He is a major author in education, with a large number of published books and chapters in books. His best-selling Mathematics Explained for Primary Teachers (Sage) has been the leader in the field for many years, with a fourth edition published in 2010. Derek's work is characterized by a commitment to explain mathematics in simple and accessible ways and to enable the subject to be taught and learnt with understanding and confidence. He is married, with two grown-up daughters and three grandsons. Outside of mathematics, he is a Free Church elder, plays the trumpet, and is passionate about classical music, cricket, walking (quickly) and cycling (slowly).

Ralph Manning is an independent consultant in primary education. He has worked as a primary teacher and as a lecturer in primary teacher education for 18 years, following an earlier career in the IT industry. Ralph led the mathematics and physical education programmes for the Primary PGCE at the University of East Anglia until 2013. His other specific interests are in developing children's higher thinking skills, assessment for learning and planning for teaching effectively. He was a former founding member of the General Teaching Council for England and is engaged in supporting developing education projects in India.

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