Mathematical Understanding 5-11: A Practical Guide to Creative Communication in Mathematics

Mathematical Understanding 5-11: A Practical Guide to Creative Communication in Mathematics

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Sam — a young and enthusiastic trainee teacher — asked the class, ‘What is the difference between 7 and 6?’. Jo's hand shot up and he immediately responded, ‘Well seven is all straight lines and sixes are all curly.’ How can you help children to make progress in mathematical understanding? Children's mathematical misconceptions very often arise as a result of poor communication. This practical and innovative book presents a range of creative strategies to help teachers communicate effectively in the mathematics classroom, offering some new ways of presenting the fundamental concepts and principles of mathematics, and clearly demonstrating that the most effective form of communication is not always verbal. Each chapter focuses on a theme or concept central to the numeracy strategy, such as subtraction, ...

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