Teaching in primary schools: mathematics

Introduction and contents

The booklet provided here formed part of the Primary Post Graduate Certificate in Education course which ran between 1994 and 1998. The Teaching in Primary School: Mathematics booklet was designed to help student teachers understand the issues surrounding teaching mathematic to primary pupils and provide some strategies to aid their teaching.

  • Section 1: Perceptions of mathematics.

  • Section 2: Aims for primary mathematics teaching.

  • Section 3: Investigative learning.

  • Section 4: Planning mathematics in the primary curriculum.

  • Section 5: Play.

  • Section 6: Teaching and learning styles.

  • Section 7: Discussion and learning mathematics.

  • Section 8: Into the classroom.

  • Section 9: Mathematics and ….

  • Section 10: Assessment and record keeping.

  • Section 11: Section for mathematics specialists.

  • Appendix 1

  • Appendix 2

  • Appendix 3

  • Appendix 4

  • Appendix 5

  • Appendix 6

  • Appendix 7

  • Appendix 8

  • References

  • Acknowledgements

  • Further reading

  • Resource list for teaching ideas

Learning outcomes