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.




Generalization is one of the fundamental and characteristic processes of thinking and reasoning mathematically. It is the process of recognizing and articulating what is always the case in a particular set of mathematical objects or relationships.

Explanation and Discussion

In his influential research into the psychology of mathematical ability in ...

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