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Yes, but why? Teaching for understanding in mathematics

by Ed Southall SAGE Publications Ltd
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This book sheds light on the hidden connections between everything in mathematics at school so teachers can explain it while fully understanding it themselves.

Chapter 1: Types of Numbers (Part 1)
Chapter 2: The Four Operations
Chapter 3: Angles and Shapes
Chapter 4: Types of Numbers (Part 2)
Chapter 5: Fractions and Proportionality
Chapter 6: Measurement
Chapter 7: Algebra
Chapter 8: Statistics and Probability
Chapter 9: Functions and Linear Graphs
Chapter 10: The Pythagorean Theorem and Trigonometry

For the curious learner inside and in front of every maths teacher asking “Yes but why?”, Ed has compiled an accessible and comprehensive compendium of “well, becauses”. He offers straightforward explanations and diagrams in a thorough breakdown of maths topics from grade 1 to 9. The text is peppered with much-needed derivations of technical vocab, algebraic proofs, and historical origins of maths, not to mention mathematical oddities like the meaning of ‘degenerate polygons’, the ‘obelus’ and ‘sexy prime triplets’! This book has made me a more informed maths teacher and it’s now my go-to repository of mathematical explanations to guide my lesson planning and delivery.