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Covering the key principles and concepts in the teaching and learning of mathematics in elementary schools, this text provides trainee and practicing teachers with a quick and easy reference to what they need to know for their course, and in the classroom. The entries are arranged alphabetically, and each contains a brief definition, followed by an explanation and discussion, practical examples, and annotated suggestions for further reading.
Table of Contents
Aims of mathematics teaching
Anxiety about mathematics
Assessment for learning
Assessment for teaching
Conservation of quantity
Creativity in mathematics
Deductive and inductive reasoning
Gender and mathematics
Giftedness in mathematics
Home as a context for numeracy
Informal calculation method
Language difficulties in mathematics
Match and mismatch
Modelling process (representing)
Play as a context for learning mathematics
Using and applying mathematics