How do I enrich children’s learning of primary mathematics to bring the subject to life? This book inspires and supports you, the new and beginning teacher, to use talk-rich and open tasks that bring mathematics to life in your classroom. • Tried and loved practical tasks that engage and motivate • Supports you to create confident and resilient mathematicians in your classroom • Explores ways to engage children in mathematics across the primary curriculum • Focuses on understanding key mathematical concepts and the connections between them

Mathematics and Home

Mathematics and Home
Mathematics and Home
Josh Lury
In This Chapter

This chapter:

  • highlights the importance of home-school links
  • considers the importance of children’s mathematical identity
  • explores how children begin to use mathematics from birth
  • considers the mathematical learning environment
  • looks beyond arithmetic across a range of mathematics.
Mathematical Self-Esteem

The ideas in this chapter are relevant for all learners but may be particularly beneficial for those who lack mathematical esteem and who may experience anxiety and even fear in mathematics lessons. The activities offered in this chapter have been designed to be used as part of a home–school link, and require very little preparation from the teacher, very little in the way of explanation, but could make a profound difference to the way children think of themselves as mathematicians.

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