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.

Match and Mismatch

Match and mismatch


The concept of match and mismatch in this entry refers to the extent to which the tasks that pupils are given to do in mathematics in primary schools match or fail to match their individual competences.

Explanation and Discussion

Match and mismatch are neglected concepts in contemporary writing about teaching ...

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