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Teaching and Learning Mathematics : A Teacher's Guide to Recent Research and Its Application - Marilyn Nickson

Teaching and Learning Mathematics

A Teacher's Guide to Recent Research and Its Application

Paperback Published: 1st August 2004
ISBN: 9780826472373
Number Of Pages: 225

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This fully up-dated second edition synthesizes the findings of the best of recent research from different parts of the world. Marilyn Nickson covers issues as diverse as pupils' understanding and handling of number, algebra, space and measurement, and their problem-solving ability, as well as the nature of assessment and the impact of ICT on the classroom. Each chapter provides both an overview of recent research and a detailed analysis of the most important findings. The research is carefully related to issues of pupils' progress in the subject, the differentiation of teaching and the role of gender.

Forewordp. vii
Introductionp. xi
Number and Calculationp. 1
Shifts in research perspective
New approaches and the teaching of number
Numeracy
Number and counting skills
The use of concrete materials
The four operations
Implications for teaching
Shape and Spacep. 48
Introduction
Spatial ability
Theoretical background
The development of spatial abilities in young children
The development of spatial abilities in older children
Implications for teaching
Probability and Statisticsp. 71
Introduction
What probability and statistics should be in the curriculum
Probability and statistics as a teaching subject
Probability
Statistics in the primary school
Statistics in the secondary school
Implications for teaching
Algebra: the Transition from Arithmeticp. 93
Introduction
Differences between arithmetic and algebra
Perspectives on the nature of algebra
Pre-algebra: from arithmetic to algebra
Solutions and semantics in algebra
Symbolization
The notion of proof in algebra
Implications for teaching
The Use of Technology in the Teaching and Learning of Mathematicsp. 126
Introduction
Algebra
Shape and space
Probability and statistics
Pupils in a multimedia classroom
Implications for teaching
Problem-solvingp. 146
Introduction
Modelling
Problem-solving in geometry
Problem-solving in algebra
Word problems
Implications for teaching
Classroom Researchp. 165
Introduction
Culture of the mathematics classroom
Theoretical considerations underlying classroom research
Pupils in the mathematics classroom
Teacher perspectives
Implications for teaching
Bibliographyp. 197
Indexp. 219
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ISBN: 9780826472373
ISBN-10: 0826472370
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 225
Published: 1st August 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.38 x 16.97  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised