This text seeks to help newly-qualified teachers and those in initial teacher training to get to grips with National Curriculum mathematics at Key Stages 1 and 2. A selection of activities and resources are provided to help teachers develop the strategies for each of the four curriculum areas. Practical suggestions are underpinned with findings from research in the field. The authors also highlight issues for reflection and discussion, to help teachers develop their own good practice. Case studies are provided, to contextualize and bring alive aspects of teaching and learning mathematics. It also exemplifies cross-curricular links to other subjects and topics.
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What are we trying to achieve with children in number?; developing children's understanding of the number system; developing mental methods of computation; developing children's understanding of the four rules of arithmetic; solving numerical problems; shape, space and measures; handling data and probability; using and applying mathematics.