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- DescriptionOne feature of this book that sets it apart from others is the care that is taken to clarify the authors' interpretation of the phrase 'teaching for understanding'. Each component of this interpretation - connections, representations, reasoning, communication and misconceptions - is then successfully incorporated as a theme in the subsequent chapters that develop important mathematical topics. Ian Thompson, Visiting Professor at Edge Hill University and Northumbria University, UK This important book aims to support and develop teachers' understanding of the key primary mathematics topics. It takes an invative approach by defining exactly what is meant by 'understanding' and uses this model to examine and explain various mathematical topics. The authors emphasize the importance of the different representations that can be used for mathematical concepts and inform the reasoning process. By focusing on understanding, the book also draws attention to common misconceptions that teachers may encounter in the classroom. Key features: Specific focus on 'understanding' to offer new insights in to how to teach the topics Case studies to demonstrate how to communicate mathematical topics in the classroom End of chapter questions to stimulate discussionThe authors integrate research and theory throughout, to highlight core issues. This theoretical background is also linked directly to classroom practice and informs suggestions for how topics can be communicated in the classroom. This offers valuable guidance to trainee teachers on how to teach the topics and presents experienced teachers with the opportunity to develop their subject and pedagogical kwledge.
- Author BiographyPatrick Barmby is Lecturer in the School of Education at Durham University where he coordinates and is one of the team delivering the mathematics for primary education courses to undergraduate trainee teachers. Lynn Bilsborough is likewise one of the team delivering the mathematics for primary education courses to undergraduate trainee teachers. Dr. Tony Harries is Senior Lecturer in mathematics education, as well as director of ITT at the School of Education. Steve Higgins is Professor of Education at Durham University.
- Author(s)Lynn Bilsborough,Patrick Barmby,Steve Higgins,Tony Harries
- PublisherOpen University Press
- Date of Publication01/09/2009
- SubjectEducation & Teaching
- Place of PublicationMilton Keynes
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintOpen University Press
- Content NoteIllustrations
- Weight1 g
- Width67 mm
- Height94 mm
- Spine7 mm
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