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.

Meaningful Learning

Meaningful learning


By ‘meaningful learning’ we refer to a style of learning in which pupils seek not just to retain mathematical knowledge and skills in order to reproduce them later, but to actively construct meaning, by making connections between the new learning and their previous learning, by integrating the learning into their ...

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