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

Using and Developing Mathematics Skills Across the Curriculum

Using and Developing Mathematics Skills Across the Curriculum
Using and Developing Mathematics Skills Across the Curriculum
Karen Wilding
In This Chapter

This chapter:

  • explores how mathematics can be taught across the curriculum
  • highlights the importance of real-life context for children
  • helps you to recognize the potential of everyday things like the weather forecast for the learning and teaching of mathematics.
Mathematics in the News!

Too many mathematics lessons begin with abstract recording of symbols and procedures where the actual mathematics involved is totally divorced from any real relevance and meaning for the learner. Teaching in this way leads many children to believe that mathematics happens in a classroom and on paper rather than in real life as a powerful tool to solve many of life’s intriguing problems.

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