Mathematical Subjects

Author: Fiona Walls
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781441905970
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Teaching and learning mathematics is a political act in which children, teachers, parents, and policy makers are made visible as subjects. As they learn about mathematics, children are also learning about themselves – who they are, who they might become. We can choose to listen or not to what children have to say about learning mathematics. Such choices constitute us in relations of power. Mathematical know-how is widely regarded as essential not only to the life chances of individuals, but also to the health of communities and the economic well-being of nations. With the globalisation of education in an increasingly market-oriented world, mathematics has received intensified attention in the first decade of the twenty-first century with a shifting emphasis on utilitarian aspects of mathematics. This is reflected in the reconceptualisation of mathematical competence as mathematical literacy, loosely conceived as those ways of thinking, reasoning and working “mathematically” that allow us to engage effectively in everyday situations, in many occupations, and the cut and thrust of world economies as active, empowered and participatory citizens. It is no surprise then that mathematics has become one of the most politically charged subjects in primary school curricula worldwide. We are experiencing an unprecedented proliferation of regional and national strategies to establish benchmarks, raise standards, enhance achievement, close gaps, and leave no child behind in mathematics education. Industries have sprung up around the design, administration and monitoring of standardised assessment to measure and compare children’s mathematical achievement against identified benchmarks and each other.

Third International Handbook of Mathematics Education

Author: M.A. (Ken) Clements
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461446848
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The four sections in this Third International Handbook are concerned with: (a) social, political and cultural dimensions in mathematics education; (b) mathematics education as a field of study; (c) technology in the mathematics curriculum; and (d) international perspectives on mathematics education. These themes are taken up by 84 internationally-recognized scholars, based in 26 different nations. Each of section is structured on the basis of past, present and future aspects. The first chapter in a section provides historical perspectives (“How did we get to where we are now?”); the middle chapters in a section analyze present-day key issues and themes (“Where are we now, and what recent events have been especially significant?”); and the final chapter in a section reflects on policy matters (“Where are we going, and what should we do?”). Readership: Teachers, mathematics educators, ed.policy makers, mathematicians, graduate students, undergraduate students. Large set of authoritative, international authors.​

Reflective Primary Mathematics

Author: Elizabeth Jackson
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473934052
Format: PDF, ePub
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‘This original book shows the crucial importance of personal philosophies of mathematics. Using current research it guides us to reflect on our attitudes and beliefs. Essential reading for anybody interested in mathematics and its teaching.’ Paul Ernest, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics Education, University of Exeter Teaching mathematics can be challenging, and returning to a mathematics classroom yourself may not inspire you with confidence. This book can help you to become an assured teacher who can give young learners the high quality mathematics education that they deserve, by exploring the philosophy that lies behind good mathematics teaching and its application in the classroom. Throughout the book you are encouraged to put your own thoughts on mathematics learning and teaching under the microscope and examine your perceptions and understanding in order to develop as a critically reflective teacher, aware of potential challenges and what underpins effective mathematics teaching in primary schools. Coverage includes: · developing your own philosophy towards mathematics teaching · understanding links between confidence and learning · the importance of subject knowledge · common beliefs and attitudes among mathematics learners · how to develop your relationship with the subject. This is essential reading for all students studying primary mathematics on initial teacher education courses, including undergraduate (BEd, BA with QTS), postgraduate (PGCE, School Direct, SCITT, Teach First) and NQTs. Elizabeth Jackson has over thirty years’ experience of mathematics education through primary and secondary school teaching, lecturing in initial teacher education and supervising mathematics Master’s dissertations, as well as conducting research into mathematics and writing.

Mathematics for Children with Severe and Profound Learning Difficulties

Author: Les Staves
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134122667
Format: PDF
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The book will covers a wide range of approaches to teaching and learning and demonstrates how mathematics can be related to personal and social development, communication and thinking skills. Written with the non-specialist in mind and including plenty of practical examples, it will make useful reading for teachers in mainstream and special schools, and learning support assistants. Early years practitioners and teachers in training may find the book useful for its descriptions of how children acquire their foundation of early mathematics and numeracy skills.

Dyscalculia

Author: Glynis Hannell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415660130
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Based on expert observations of children who experience difficulties with maths this book gives a comprehensive overview of dyscalculia, providing a wealth of information and useful guidance for any practitioner. With a wide range of appropriate and proven intervention strategies it guides readers through the cognitive processes that underpin success in mathematics and gives fascinating insights into why individual students struggle with maths. Readers are taken step-by-step through each aspect of the maths curriculum and each section includes: Examples which illustrate why particular maths difficulties occur Practical 'action plans' which help teachers optimise children's progress in mathematics This fully revised second edition will bring the new research findings into the practical realm of the classroom. Reflecting current knowledge, Glynis Hannell gives increased emphasis to the importance of training 'number sense' before teaching formalities, the role of concentration difficulties and the importance of teaching children to use strategic thinking. Recognising that mathematical learning has a neurological basis will continue to underpin the text, as this has significant practical implications for the teacher.

Teaching Mathematics Creatively

Author: Linda Pound
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136892052
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Are you looking for new ideas to capture the reluctant maths pupils in your class? How can story, drama and GIANTS help you teach maths? Teaching Mathematics Creatively is crammed full of practical approaches for bringing the teaching of mathematics to life. From an examination of where maths is failing to engage pupils in the 21st century, to a wide range of exciting approaches and ideas for ensuring it is possible to teach in a creative way, this is a stimulating and enjoyable source of inspiration for busy teachers. It promotes creativity as a key element to develop young children’s knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of mathematics and offers a range of strategies to enable teachers to take a playful approach to mathematics teaching. Imaginative ideas include: The power of story-telling and play to bring the subject alive for children and teachers alike. Learning maths outdoors - work on a larger scale, make more noise, make more mess! Making sense of the numbers, patterns, shapes and measures children see around them every day. Motivating children through problem-finding and problem-solving. Using music, rhythm and pattern to teach maths creatively. Giant maths - how much food does a giant need in a week? Underpinned by the latest research and theory and with contemporary and cutting-edge practice at the forefront, Teaching Mathematics Creatively includes a wealth of innovative ideas to enthuse teachers and enrich maths teaching. It is an essential purchase for every teacher who wishes to employ creative approaches to teaching in their classroom.

Essential Primary Mathematics

Author: Rickard, Caroline
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335247024
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book aims to support student teachers and current practitioners in teaching mathematics in effective and creative ways.

Math is Language Too

Author: Phyllis Whitin
Publisher: National Council of Teachers
ISBN: 9780814121344
Format: PDF
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Explores ways in which fourth-grade students use story, metaphor, and language to develop mathematical thinking skills and strategies, looking at processes children go through as they become sense-makers, storytellers, language creators, and problem-posers. Begins by discussing how the classroom cli.

Unlocking Mathematics Teaching

Author: Valsa Koshy
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136808515
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Now in an updated second edition Unlocking Mathematics is a comprehensive guide to teaching mathematics in the primary school.

Unscripted learning

Author: Carrie Lobman
Publisher: Teachers College Pr
ISBN: 9780807747988
Format: PDF
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Shows teachers how to use improvisation throughout the K-8 curriculum to increase creativity and teach math, literacy, science, and social studies.