Understanding Mathematics in the Lower Primary Years: A Guide for Teachers of Children 3-8

Understanding Mathematics in the Lower Primary Years: A Guide for Teachers of Children 3-8

Paperback Guide for Teachers of Children 3-8

By (author) Derek Haylock, By (author) Anne Cockburn

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  • Publisher: Paul Chapman Publishing Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 238 pages
  • Dimensions: 170mm x 242mm x 19mm | 454g
  • Publication date: 14 January 2003
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0761941045
  • ISBN 13: 9780761941040
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 302,405

Product description

'This book is an excellent example of material designed to help develop our understanding of mathematics and what we, as teachers, can do to better support mathematical understanding in children' - Mary Lynes, Primary Practice, "The Journal of the National Primary Trust". 'There have been few mathematical texts which cause readers to smile, but one of the great strengths of this book is the consistent good humour. Hiding in the explanations of more abstract concepts are unexpected images, such as the "two thousand sets of zero elephants placed inside these brackets ( )", which surprise and entertain, and so render difficult ideas memorable' - "Mathematics Education Review".This is a fully revised and updated edition of the authors' successful and much-used book. It is written for those who teach mathematics, for those who are preparing to teach mathematics to children aged 3 to 8 years, as well as for those who wish to have a clearer understanding of the mathematical ideas behind the material they use in the classroom. This book also shows how children can be helped to develop an understanding of mathematics for themselves. The revisions introduced in the Second Edition reflect recent changes such as the Early Learning Goals for the Foundation Stage and the particular emphasis of The National Numeracy Strategy. Sections on addition and subtraction, multiplication and division have been revised, and the book includes coverage of mental calculation strategies. This is an essential student text and professional reference work for teachers of children aged 3 to 8 years.

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Author information

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/

Review quote

'Praise for the First Edition: 'There have been few mathematical texts which cause readers to smile, but one of the great strengths of this book is the consistent good humour'

Table of contents

Making Connections Understanding Number Understanding Addition and Subtraction Understanding Multiplication and Division Number Patterns and Calculations Measurement Shape and Space Handling Data Thinking Mathematically