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ERIC Number: ED512601
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: N/A
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-8773-9864-3
Teaching Primary School Mathematics and Statistics: Evidence-Based Practice
Averill, Robin; Harvey, Roger
Here is the only reference book you will ever need for teaching primary school mathematics and statistics. It is full of exciting and engaging snapshots of excellent classroom practice relevant to "The New Zealand Curriculum" and national mathematics standards. There are many fascinating examples of investigative learning experiences, and key research- and practice- based ideas about teaching learning and assessment. The writers are among New Zealand's leading researchers and teacher educators. It is a valuable resource for those working in initial teacher education, a marvellous tool for new graduates, has a place in every primary school and quickly become dog-eared. Chapters include: (1) Learning to count (Roger Harvey); (2) Handling numbers (Fiona Walls); (3) Multiplicative thinking: Representing multidigit multiplication problems using arrays (Jenny Young-Loveridge and Judith Mills); (4) Bridging the gap: Challenging conceptions of fractions and decimals (Dayle Anderson and Ruth Pritchard); (5) Developing early algebraic reasoning (Glenda Anthony and Jodie Hunter); (6) Algebra: More than just patterns (Chris Linsell and Lynn Tozer); (7) Exploring shapes (Andy Begg); (8) Teaching practical measurement (Michael Drake); (9) A place to stand: Investigating space through mapping the environment (Ruth Pritchard and Chanda Pinsent); (10) Statistical literacy: Learning to read between the lines (Pamela Perger and Margaret Thomson); (11) Teaching statistics through investigations (Tim Burgess); (12) There probably is probability (Alex Neill); (13) Knowing and understanding each other's cultures (Robin Averill, Marama Taiwhati and Pania Te Maro); (14) What is HOT about working as a mathematician?: Keeping the interest and challenge high for all students (Tracey Snape); (15) Developing mathematical inquiry and argumentation (Roberta Hunter and Glenda Anthony); (16) Using written recording to help children learn mathematics (Fiona Ell, Chrissy Smith, Angela Stensness, and Karen Major); (17) Penei i au te ahua? Is this me? Teaching young children mathematics in kura kaupapa Maori (Heni Maangi, Hera Smith, Pera Melbourne, and Tamsin Meaney); (18) Gifted and talented in mathematics (Brenda Bicknell and Leonie Coenders); (19) "Using language, symbols and texts": What might this mean for primary school mathematics and statistics? (Jane McChesney); (20) All that maths from a kids' book?: Mathematical opportunities in children's literature (Pamela Perger); (21) Mathematical WebQuests: Inquiry-based learning to enrich mathematical understanding (Steve French); (22) "Wow, that's pretty cool!": The ways digital technologies influence the learning process in mathematics (Nigel Calder); (23) A basketful of assessment riches (Alex Neill and Jonathan Fisher). An index is also included.
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Zealand Council for Educational Research
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand