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.

Low Attainment

Low attainment


Low attainment is used here to refer to the achievement of a pupil in primary school that falls some way below the majority of pupils in the year group or the level expected of average pupils. The term is used loosely, so ‘low attainers’ might be, for example, those pupils in ...

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