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"One 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
This important book aims to support and develop teachers' understanding of
the key primary mathematics topics. It takes an innovative 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
discussion The 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 knowledge.