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.




Transitivity is a fundamental property that may or may not be possessed by a mathematical relationship between numbers, sets, shapes or other objects. To say that a mathematical relationship is transitive means that if A is related to B and B is related to C then it follows automatically and invariably that A ...

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