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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.

Aims of Mathematics Teaching
Aims of mathematics teaching
Definition

The aims of teaching mathematics are those long-term purposes that together constitute the justification for the subject having such a prominent place in the school curriculum. They are the answer to the question: why teach mathematics? The aims of mathematics teaching can be categorized under five ...

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