Covering the key principles and concepts in the teaching and learning of mathematics in elementary schools, this text provides trainee and practicing teachers with a quick and easy reference to what they need to know for their course, and in the classroom. The entries are arranged alphabetically, and each contains a brief definition, followed by an explanation and discussion, practical examples, and annotated suggestions for further reading.
Cross-curricular mathematics can be understood in three ways. First, other areas of the primary school curriculum can be seen as providing [Page 49]opportunities to use and apply the skills and knowledge that pupils learn in mathematics lessons in purposeful activities. Second, other curriculum areas can be seen as providing meaningful contexts ...