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.

Using and Applying Mathematics

Using and applying mathematics


‘Using and applying mathematics’ is the first attainment target in the English National Curriculum (DfEE, 1999a). This has three strands: learning to solve problems both in real life and within mathematics itself; developing skills of communication using mathematical language and symbols; and developing the ability to ...

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