Teaching Mathematics in Primary Schools

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Title Teaching Mathematics in Primary Schools
Author Jorgensen, Robyn Levenia; Dole, Shelley
Editor Robyn Jorgensen and Shelley Dole
Year Published 2011
Place of publication Australia
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Abstract Teaching Mathematics in Primary Schools moves beyond traditional lock-step approaches to teaching mathematics to emphasise how students can learn to think mathematically in the new times of globalisation and a technology-rich society. Based on current international research, the book focuses on learning outcomes and the general principles that underlie educational practices rather than any specific curriculum. Current approaches to mathematics education are explained and critiqued, and insights into why some students have difficulties with mathematics are provided. Teachers are shown how to encourage their students to develop deep learning in mathematics, and to relate mathematics to the rest of the curriculum. The authors examine the philosophy behind mathematics and its impact on curriculum design, the history of learning outcomes, and theories on how students learn mathematics. They then present the key areas of mathematics teaching in detail: number, chance and data, measurement, space, and algebra. In each area, the emphasis is on problem-solving. Finally, they discuss practical classroom issues such as the trend towards developing students' capacity to think mathematically, broad approaches to teaching mathematics, planning for a whole school approach to mathematics, diversity and access, and assessment, reporting and evaluation. New material on numeracy, early numbers and fractions has been added to this second edition. It also includes new material on teaching mathematics in the middle years of schooling. With practical activities that can be implemented in the classroom, this book is an invaluable resource for students and teachers.
Peer Reviewed No
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://www.allenandunwin.com/default.aspx?page=94&book=9781741757231
Copyright Statement Self-archiving is not yet supported by this publisher. Please refer to the publisher's website or contact the authors for more information.
Edition 2
ISBN 9781741757231
Date Accessioned 2011-05-26; 2012-04-17T22:28:15Z
Date Available 2012-04-17T22:28:15Z
Research Centre Griffith Institute for Educational Research
Faculty Arts, Education and Law
Subject Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/44521
Publication Type Books (Revision/New Edition)
Publication Type Code a4

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