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 feature of effective teaching of mathematics in the primary school is the teacher's planning of opportunities for pupils to engage in talking about their experiences, both with other pupils and with the teacher, and exploiting these conversations to promote and strengthen learning.

Explanation and Discussion

A significant development in primary education in the ...

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