The new edition of Teaching Primary Mathematics continues to provides undergraduate and postgraduate students opportunities to link mathematical theory to practice and importantly, prepare them for employment.
To help student teachers keep track of the key knowledge and skills they develop as they progress through the chapter,, the new edition includes Chapter Outcomes for each chapter.
In addition, the new edition has been updated to improve readability, with more activities, worked examples and visual elements to demonstrate how the theory links to practice. Increased linkages to STEM and the Australian Curriculum are included in the new edition.
Found throughout each chapter, there is a List of Activities to provide student teachers with a variety of pedagogical activities to implement in their future classrooms.
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Quote – gives focus to ideas and thoughts about the topic as a whole
Chapter Outcomes – identifies key points for the reader to keep in mind as they progress through the chapter. Featured at the start of the chapter, as well as located in the margins near relevant sections of text within the chapter.
Activities – teaching and learning activities for children and readers. Found throughout the chapter in teal boxes.
Worked Examples – highlighted text which take the reader through important steps to understand the concept or process
Teaching and Learning Sequences – sequences for guiding the teaching and learning process. Found throughout the chapters in green boxes.
Likely Difficulties – discusses difficulties which may be experienced. Found throughout the chapter in orange boxes.
Children’s Literature – a list of children’s books which relate to the ideas within the chapter.
Chapter Reflections – highlights the main ideas presented throughout the chapter. Found at the end of the chapter just before Investigate and Discuss.
Investigate and Discuss – explores ideas raised in the chapter in further depth. Found at the end of the chapter in a purple box.
List of Activities – has a full list of activities found throughout the chapter.