Mathematics Explained for Primary Teachers

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SAGE, Jul 20, 2010 - Education - 432 pages
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This Fourth Edition of Derek Haylock's much loved textbook has been fully revised and restructured to match the current Attainment Targets for mathematics in England. Every chapter is written in a way that integrates children’s learning, classroom practice and the teacher’s own requirements for subject knowledge, making this the ideal text for primary PGCE courses.

Features in the new edition include:

  • two new chapters on mathematics in the primary curriculum and learning to learn mathematics
  • more prominence given to using and applying mathematics
  • sections matching the attainment targets for mathematics
  • more learning and teaching points highlighted throughout the text
  • further material on number, risk, use of ICT, graphs and data-handling.
  • a research focus in every chapter.

Additional online support
The companion website  provides a glossary and additional material to enable primary trainees to prepare with confidence for the ITT Numeracy test, and provides details of how each chapter of the book is linked to the National Curriculum. This will be updated to reflect any updates to the National Curriculum as they are introduced. 
You can also follow Derek Haylock's blog and Twitter feeds to discuss and share issues, news, policy and anything primary maths related!

-Visit the companion website: www.uk.sagepub.com/haylock
-Review Derek's blog: http://derek-haylock.blogspot.co.uk/
-Follow Derek on Twitter: https://twitter.com/derek_haylock

Extensively used on primary PGCE courses and undergraduate courses leading to QTS, this bestselling book is an essential resource for all trainee primary teachers.

A companion Student Workbook is also available, which:

  • provides self-assessment activities for students to check their understanding of key concepts
  • helps students to practise key mathematical processes and to apply mathematics in real-life situations
  • gives opportunities to apply their knowledge to teaching and learning.
 

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Contents

1 Primary Teachers Insecurity about Mathematics
3
2 Mathematics in the Primary Curriculum
12
3 Learning How To Learn Mathematics
24
USING AND APPLYING MATHEMATICS
35
4 Key Processes in Mathematical Reasoning
37
5 Modelling andProblem Solving
51
NUMBER AND ALGEBRA
63
6 Number and Place Value
65
18 Calculations with Decimals
219
19 Proportions and Percentages
235
20 Algebra
248
21 Coordinates and Linear Relationships
265
SHAPE SPACE AND MEASURES
275
22 Measurement
277
23 Angle
295
24 Transformations and Symmetry
303

7 Addition and Subtraction Structures
83
8 Mental Strategies for Addition and Subtraction
97
9 Written Methods for Addition and Subtraction
109
10 Multiplication and Division Structures
123
11 Mental Strategies for Multiplication and Division
138
12 Written Methods for Multiplication and Division
153
13 Remainders and Rounding
164
14 Multiples Factors and Primes
176
15 Squares Cubes and Number Shapes
187
Positive and Negative
198
17 Fractions and Ratios
207
25 Classifying Shapes
315
26 Perimeter Area and Volume
328
STATISTICS
339
27 Handling Data
341
28 Comparing Sets of Data
361
29 Probability
379
Answers to Selfassessment Questions
390
References
405
Index
411
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About the author (2010)

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).

Derek Haylock has a website at: http://derek-haylock.blogspot.com/

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