This fourth book in the Mathematics Recovery series equips teachers with detailed pedagogical knowledge and resources for teaching number to 7 to 11-year olds. Drawing on extensive programs of research, curriculum development, and teacher development, the book offers a coherent, up-to-date approach emphasizing computational fluency and the progressive development of students’ mathematical sophistication. The book is organized in key domains of number instruction, including structuring numbers 1 to 20, knowledge of number words and numerals, conceptual place value, mental computation, written computation methods, fractions, and early algebraic reasoning.
This introduction sets out the purpose, background and structure of the book, and also includes a section of important notes for the reader.
The Purpose of the Book
The purpose of this book is to outline an extensive and detailed approach to instruction aimed at developing the number and arithmetic knowledge of 7–11-year-olds. This approach to instruction is constructivist and ...