Now in its fourth edition, the bestselling text Mathematical Knowledge for Primary Teachers provides trainee teachers with clear information about the fundamental mathematical ideas taught in primary schools.
With rigorous and comprehensive coverage of all the mathematical knowledge primary teachers need, the text goes beyond rules and routines to help readers deepen their understanding of mathematical ideas and increase their confidence in teaching these ideas. Fully updated to incorporate recommendations of the Williams review, new sections are included covering talk for learning in mathematics, with an emphasis placed on the language and vocabulary used in arithmetic contexts.
Throughout the book, knowledge is linked to the TDA standards for Qualified Teacher Status, and features include:
The book is accompanied by e-resources, which contain further visual activities and support, designed to scaffold and support the reader's own understanding. Essential reading for all practising and trainee primary teachers, this book is ideal for those who wish to increase their mathematical understanding and confidence in presenting mathematics in the classroom.
Note to fourth edition Dedication Acknowledgements Introduction PART ONE: SETTING THE SCENE 1. Mathematical understanding 2. Language 3. Problem solving and proof PART TWO: NUMBER AND ALGEBRA 4. Properties of numbers and operations 5. Counting, place value, addition and subtraction 6. Multiplication and division 7. Integers 8. Fractions, decimals and percentages 9. Understanding algebra 10. Graphs and functions PART THREE: MEASUREMENT 11. Length 12. Area 13. Capacity and volume 14. Mass and weight 15. Angles and compass directions 16. Time PART FOUR: SHAPE 17. 2-D shape 18. 2-D shape applications and investigations 19. 3-D shape PART FIVE: DATA HANDLING 20. Data handling 21. Probability