Children's Mathematics 4-15: Learning from Errors and Misconceptions / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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- McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
The popular view of children’s errors and misconceptions is that they should be corrected as soon as possible. The authors contest this, perceiving them as potential windows into children’s mathematics. Errors may diagnose significant ways of thinking and stages in learning that highlight important opportunities for new learning.
This book uses extensive, original data from the authors’ own research on children’s performance, errors and misconceptions across the mathematics curriculum. It progressively develops concepts for teachers to use in organizing their understanding and knowledge of children’s mathematics, offers practical guidance for classroom teaching and concludes with theoretical accounts of learning and teaching.
Children’s Mathematics 4-15 is a groundbreaking book, which transforms research on diagnostic errors into knowledge for teaching, teacher education and research on teaching. It is essential reading for teachers, students on undergraduate teacher training courses and graduate and PGCE mathematics teacher trainees, as well as teacher educators and researchers.
|Publisher:||McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.59(d)|
Table of Contents
Learning from errors and misconceptions 13
Children's mathematical discussions 31
Developing number 53
Shape, space and measurement 79
From number to algebra 105
Data-handling, graphicacy, probability and statistics 120
Pre-service teachers' mathematics subject matter knowledge 137
Learning and teaching mathematics: towards a theory of pedagogy 153
Common errors and misconceptions 174
Discussion prompt sheets 222