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.




In relation to teaching in primary schools, the term ‘differentiation’ refers to ways in which teachers take into account in their planning and teaching the differences between the pupils in the class. A definition provided by the Scottish Office Education Department is as follows.

Differentiation is the identification of, and effective provision for, a ...

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