## Mathematics explained for primary teachers'I certainly recommend the book to teachers and student-teachers looking for support with their planning, particularly in Key Stage 2, and to mathematics co-ordinators planning staff-development or looking for a basis for discussion in reviewing a scheme work' - Mathematics Education Review 'Its references to The National Curriculum make the book an essential support for teachers in the United Kingdom' - Teaching Children Mathematics 'Well worth students buying for all its coverage of all aspects of The National Curriculum, and the simplicity and comprehensiveness of its explanations' - Mathematics Teaching In a straightforward, practical and compre |

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Primary teachers insecurity about mathematics | 1 |

Place value | 8 |

Mathematical modelling | 16 |

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