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Understanding Mathematics for Young Children: A Guide for Teachers of Children 3-7 5ed

by Derek Haylock and Anne Cockburn SAGE Publications Ltd
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Having a deep understanding of the mathematical ideas and concepts taught in the classroom is vital as a nursery or primary school teacher. In order for children to get to grips with these concepts, trainee teachers need to be aware of how they come to interpret and understand them.

Now into its 5th edition, this essential book helps trainee teachers develop their own knowledge of key mathematical ideas and concepts for the nursery and primary classroom. Now focussing specifically on ages 3 - 7, it also supports trainees with several age-appropriate classroom activities.

As well as updates to further reading suggestions and research focuses, this revised edition includes new content on:

-Mastery in learning mathematics

-Simple Fractions

-Roman numerals

-Money as a form of measurement 

Understanding Mathematics
Understanding Number and Counting
Understanding Place Value
Understanding Addition and Subtraction
Understanding Multiplication, Division and Fractions
Understanding the Principles of Arithmetic
Understanding Number Patterns and Calculations
Understanding Measurement
Understanding Geometry
Understanding Statistics
Understanding Reasoning and Problem Solving Mathematics

This book’s strengths lie in its pedagogical subject knowledge. The examples of children’s work and reflective opportunities keep it grounded in the classroom and ‘real’ teaching while challenging thinking and addressing potential confusion amongst teachers. Someone reading this would be left with a strong pedagogical understanding of how children learn and how their teaching can impact on this.