Mathematics Explained for Primary Teachers

Mathematics Explained for Primary Teachers

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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. Some of the changes 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. 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. 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; and gives opportunities to apply their knowledge to teaching and learning.

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  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 188 x 235 x 20mm | 859.99g
  • Sage Publications Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • black & white illustrations, colour illustrations, figures
  • 1848601972
  • 9781848601970
  • 11,507

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About Derek Haylock

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:

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