Mathematics for Primary and Early Years
Developing Subject Knowledge
- Heather Cooke - The Open University
This task-driven text emphasizes strategies and processes and is very different from the usual style of mathematics textbooks. For example, algebra is treated as a way of thinking mathematically, rather than merely manipulating symbols. Each of the sections is designed to stand alone so that they can be studied in any order or dipped into as needed.
The Second Edition has been updated to meet the needs of anyone wanting to refresh their knowledge and understanding of mathematics. There is an emphasis on learning and doing mathematics, with an expanded section on measures and proportion, and statistics.
Trainees and students have reported that the book has not only helped them to raise their knowledge and understanding to the required standard but also greatly improved their mathematical confidence.
Excellent textbook ideal for Early Childhood and Primary Students. The frequent diagrams and images make this text accessible even to those who struggle with academic reading. Fantastic textbook for developing the subject knowledge of prospective teachers
A useful text to support trainee students in enhancing their subject knowledge.
This book is more suitable to be used as a revision guide.
This book flew off the shelves the HND students found this very relevant to refer to as they evaluated teaching methods used in the early years to promote mathematical learning
A comprehensive look at mathematics. Nice to have a book that includes early mathematical ideas aswell.
This book is invaluable for students who want to develop their mathematical subject knowledeg when studying initial teacher education degree courses. It has been recommended for a further year 2011
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Liked the way the book was split in to different sections / areas of mathemetics.Could then direct students to specific chapters depending on content of session that week. Liked the "tasks" too and was able to incorporate some of these into the teaching sessions.
A comprehensive book that supports the practitioners developing subject knowledge and understanding. Useful exercises enable this to be used as a revision guide.