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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.

Algorithm
Algorithm
Definition

An algorithm is a standard procedure that involves a number of steps, which, if followed correctly, can be relied upon to lead to the solution of a particular kind of problem. In primary mathematics the word is usually used to refer to a standard written procedure for carrying out a calculation with ...

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