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.

Gender and Mathematics

Gender and mathematics


In this entry, gender is considered in relation to those differences that might be observed or perceived between boys and girls in relation to learning mathematics. Gender differences are discussed in terms of achievement, attitudes, behaviour and equal opportunities.

Explanation and Discussion

In the discussion that follows, it is important to ...

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