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Learning and Teaching Mathematics 0-8

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November 2013 | 280 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

'What a super book! It is absolutely packed with practical ideas and activities to help you love maths, and love teaching and/or learning it. It certainly helps to develop an enthusiasm for a subject most adults tend to say "I'm no good at..."' 
- Early Years Educator

‘A wonderful book, packed with practical ideas and activities to help all students love maths.’
- Jo Boaler, Professor of Mathematics Education, Stanford University

Fostering an enthusiasm for mathematics in young children is a vital part of supporting their mathematical development. Underpinned by subject and pedagogical knowledge, case studies and research-based perspectives, the authors provide clear guidance on how to support young children's learning and understanding in an effective and engaging way.

Contemporary approaches to developing essential mathematical learning for young children are explored, including:

  • play, practical activities and talk for mathematics
  • outdoor learning 
  • understanding pattern
  • counting, calculation and place value
  • measures and shape
  • problem solving and representing mathematics
  • assessment
  • working with parents.

Written for both trainees and practitioners working with children aged 0 to 8 years, including those studying for Early Years and Early Childhood degrees and those on Primary PGCE and Primary Education courses, this book offers mathematical subject knowledge and teaching ideas in one volume.

Helen Taylor is Course Leader of PGCE Primary Part-time Mathematics at Canterbury Christ Church University.
Andrew Harris is Course Leader of PGCE Modular Mathematics at Canterbury Christ Church University.

 

 
Introduction
 
ISSUES IN MATHEMATICAL LEARNING AND TEACHING
Helen Taylor
How Children Learn Mathematics and the Implications for Teaching
Jill Mathews
Children Talking about Mathematics
Clare Wiseman and Karen Vincent
Play and Mathematics
Clare Wiseman
Children Representing their Mathematics
Helen Taylor
Mathematical Learning outside the classroom
Bridie Price
Mathematics and Display
Helen Taylor and Karen Vincent
Assessing Children's Mathematics
Helen Taylor and Jill Matthews
Working with Parents
 
LEARNING AND TEACHING MATHEMATICS
Andrew Harris
Early Number, Counting and Place Value
Andrew Harris
Calculation
Jon Wild
Fractions and Decimals
Gina Donaldson
Pattern
Louise O'Sullivan
Measures
Paula Stone
Shape, Position and Movement
Gina Donaldson
Handling Data
 
Glossary
 
References
 
Index

‘A wonderful book, packed with practical ideas and activities to help all students love maths.’

Jo Boaler
Professor of Mathematics Education, Stanford University

'What a super book! It is absolutely packed with practical ideas and activities to help you love maths, and love teaching and/or learning it. It certainly helps to develop an enthusiasm for a subject most adults tend to say "I'm no good at..."'

Martine Horvath
Early Years Educator

This is an informative read for anyone who is interested in why mathematics is so essential in the early years. Although the book ranges from
0-8 years it includes a huge amount of information relating to early years and is a must-read for any graduate or leader in an early years role.

Nursery News
Nursery News

This is an excellent resource for any aspiring or current practitioner working with children aged 0 - 8. It is full of key ideas to support practitioners in developing mathematics with the youngest minds in research-informed ways.

Mrs Sarah Ankers
Education and Children's Services, Chester University
June 19, 2019

My students have loved this text book and it is a race to get hold of it. Many have purchased this textbook as it is so accessible and well organised. Students of Early Childhood and Primary have found this textbook easy to use and beneficial to their practice.

Dr Chelle Davison
Early Childhood & Teacher Education, Coventry University
November 6, 2017

An excellent publication which supports students understanding of why it is so important to engage young children in their development of mathematics skills. Additionally providing numerous practical ideas to engage children and staff.

Miss Tracey Canham
Health Care and Early Years, Swindon College
October 25, 2016

This text is very insightful and will be used particularly on our Early Childhood Education with QTS course. It is so nice to have a text that specifically focuses on this age group.

Mr James Archer
Carnegie Faculty of Sports & Education, Leeds Beckett University
September 30, 2016

This book enhanced our teaching and learning for level 4, 5 and is being adopted for all of our 3 year BA course.
The book informs the different mathematical approaches to learning

Mrs Karen Cooke
Social Science , North Manchester Community College
March 3, 2016

An informative publication, which explores activities and notions of developing mathematics in the early years. Insightful for students on Diploma programmes and on the Foundation Degree to develop the understanding of learning concepts and maths skills.

Miss Tracey Canham
Health Care And Early Years, Swindon College
September 7, 2015

very interesting book in the way it talks about the delivery of mathematics within the early years. It also gives some great activities that can take place within the settings linking all areas of the EYFS.

Mrs Kerry Clayton
Childcare, The Maltings College
May 21, 2015

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