Primary Mathematics for Trainee Teachers

Primary Mathematics for Trainee Teachers

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What do I need know about mathematics to teach it effectively in primary schools? How do children learn mathematics? How do I teach it? What does a good primary mathematics lesson look like? Teaching primary mathematics is a complex business. This text will help. Covering all of the areas of the new National Curriculum for primary mathematics and offering insight into effective teaching, it helps you connect what you need to teach to how it can be taught. It helps you see the opportunities in the new curriculum for creative and imaginative teaching and shows you how to capitalize on opportunities to develop children's reasoning and problem solving skills. It explores how you can make links between mathematics and children's lived experiences to enhance their learning, There is an overwhelming range of ideas and resources available on-line, but how do you assess their quality? This book helps you to develop an ability to plan with discernment. Making the most of existing thinking and research, but confident in your ability to adapt and customize ideas for your children, in your school. This text is a comprehensive guide to the teaching of primary mathematics. It will help you secure your subject knowledge and transform your teaching. A guide to effective primary mathematics teaching. All subject knowledge required to teach the new National Curriculum for primary mathematics alongside an exploration of how children learn and how successful lessons can be shaped.

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