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Teaching Mathematics in Primary Schools

Principles for effective practice

Robyn Jorgensen Shelley Dole Kevin Larkin

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Allen & Unwin
01 October 2019
Primary & middle schools; Teaching skills & techniques; Teaching of a specific subject; Educational: Mathematics & numeracy
'This is an outstanding book: it should be high on the list of any primary school teacher's set of references and a required text for pre-service teachers.' Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom In our technology-rich world, numeracy is just as important as the smartphone in your pocket. Students need to develop mathematical ways of seeing the world and strong problem-solving skills, and those foundations are taught in the primary school classroom.

Teaching Mathematics in Primary Schools covers the mathematical content taught in primary and middle years, always emphasising how students can connect what they learn in mathematics with other curriculum areas and with the world beyond the classroom. The authors draw on the latest international research to show how teachers can develop a rich repertoire of classroom teaching techniques, and effective planning, assessment and reporting methods. They outline approaches to creating supportive learning environments for all students, and to building their knowledge and confidence in using mathematics.

This third edition has been updated throughout and includes a new chapter on numeracy. Evidence-based uses of digital technologies to support learning and teaching are included in every chapter. With practical strategies that can be implemented in the classroom, this book is an invaluable resource for pre-service and early career primary and middle years mathematics teachers.
By:   Robyn Jorgensen, Shelley Dole, Kevin Larkin
Imprint:   Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication:   Australia
Edition:   3rd edition
Dimensions:   Height: 246mm,  Width: 174mm, 
Weight:   800g
ISBN:   9781760529734
ISBN 10:   1760529737
Pages:   416
Publication Date:   01 October 2019
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   No Longer Our Product

Robyn Jorgensen is an internationally renowned educational researcher. Her work has strongly emphasised how the practices in school mathematics work to support or exclude particular groups of people in society. More recently, she has been working in remote Indigenous communities, rural and farming communities and low SES communities. Shelley Dole is Head of School, School of Education, University of the Sunshine Coast. Over the 25 years she has been in education, she has taught in primary, secondary and tertiary teaching institutions throughout Australia. Kevin Larkin is a senior lecturer in Mathematics Education at Griffith University with over 30 years' teaching experience. Kevin is well established in the field of mathematics education in the use of digital technologies to enhance learning.

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