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.




Pupils make errors in mathematics in their written work, in practical tasks, and in their oral responses to teachers’ questions. Errors can be the result of carelessness or procedural slips. More significant, however, are those errors that reveal misunderstandings of mathematical concepts, procedures ...

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