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.
A meaningful context is some aspect of the pupil's everyday experience in which mathematics is or can be embedded. It is a context in which pupils develop or apply their mathematics in tasks or challenges that make sense to them and in which they can be actively involved. Qualities that ...