How can teachers harness the power of STEM education and learning in the primary curriculum? This book gives practical STEM ideas for the classroom and supports teachers to make the most of opportunities for rich STEM experiences across the primary curriculum. This book:  – Explores the nature of STEM education and why it matters  – Highlights the opportunities for STEM learning across the curriculum  – Supports teachers to design and innovate engaging STEM learning experiences  – Includes a chapter on STEM in the early years.

Mathematics in STEM education

Mathematics in Stem education
Sue Pope

Mathematics is essential to the communication and understanding of STEM ideas. It provides a powerful means of manipulating data and quantitative information and is a truly universal language. Mathematics is a notoriously difficult subject both to learn and to teach. The purpose of mathematics in school is manifold; most importantly it is about developing ways of thinking that will be important throughout life. Ideally, children acquire an ‘at homeness’ with number that allows them to estimate with confidence, make choices about the mathematics to use when tackling problems and critique numerical and graphical representations of information. In addition, mathematics is subject to frequent high stakes testing, which can distort teaching and learning ...

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