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.

Home as a Context for Numeracy

Home as a context for numeracy


The pupil's life at home and their life at school are two different contexts in which the skills and concepts of numeracy are developed and applied. Primary teachers should recognize that these two contexts bring with them significantly different sets of numeracy purposes ...

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