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 principle is a generalization that has to be learnt, remembered and applied, because it is important to the learner's understanding of the subject and their progress in learning. Mathematics in the primary school curriculum contains many important principles to be learnt.
Explanation and Discussion
In Gagné's (1970) hierarchy of different categories ...