PUBLISHER: SAGE Publications, Limited
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`This book is suitable for those who lack confidence rather than competence, for although it covers "the basics", it has a brisk pace which is not ideal for teachers who are simply weak in the subject. It is particularly useful as a revision guide, rather than as an introductory text.... Coordinators / upper year teachers may find several sections very worthwhile - e.g. data collection and averages; the chapter on algebra, proof and reasoning. Tasks and practical exercises are included throughout the book. Worth buying a copy' - Primary Mathematics
`If you work through the book you will have a pretty thorough understanding of the maths involved' -Curriculum Special
Primary Mathematics is a purpose-written distance-learning text originally produced as Passport to Mathematics by The Open University's Centre for Mathematics Education. In its new form it contains additional audit material to support trainee teachers.
The task-driven text emphasizes strategies and processes and is very different from the usual style of mathematics textbooks. Each of the sections is designed to stand alone so that they can be studied in any order. Trainees have reported that the material not only helped them to raise their knowledge and understanding to the required standard but also greatly improved their mathematical confidence.
Primary Mathematics is designed for self-study but the material can also been used as a resource for face-to-face and electronic and conferencing tuition. Important mathematical ideas are indexed and cross-referenced to emphasize connections within mathematics.
PUBLICATION DATE: 1/26/2001
CATEGORY: Education, Mathematics