Now in its third edition, this best-selling text provides rigorous and comprehensive coverage of the mathematical subject knowledge required for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Offering a clear explanation of basic mathematical ideas and mapped firmly against the TTA standards, this book includes: "Check" questions to test the reader's understanding; "Challenges and Conundrums" to stretch the reader's abilities; "Links with the classroom" to show the relevance of subjects covered; and "Self-audit test" for readers to assess their own level of maths. With an accompanying CD-ROM of visual activities specifically designed to scaffold and support the reader's own understanding, this book is essential reading for all trainee and practising primary teachers wanting to improve their mathematical subject knowledge.
Table of Contents
PART ONE: SETTING THE SCENE - Mathematical understanding; Problem solving and proof; PART TWO: NUMBER AND ALGEBRA - Properties of numbers and operations; Counting, place value, addition and subtraction; Multiplication and division; Integers; Fractions, decimals and percentages; Understanding algebra; Functions and graphs; PART THREE: MEASUREMENT - General principles of measurement; Length; Area; Volume and capacity; Mass and weight; Angle; Time; PART FOUR: SHAPE - 2-D shape; 2-D shape applications and investigations; 3-D shape; PART FIVE: DATA HANDLING - Data handling; Probability; Subject knowledge and self-audit.
Jennifer Suggate is Lecturer in Mathematics Education at Durham University School of Education; Andrew Davis is Convenor of the Primary Mathematics teaching courses at Durham University School of Education; Maria Goulding is Lecturer in Mathematics Education in the Department of Educational Studies at the University of York.