How Math Works

Author: G. Arnell Williams
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1442218762
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Math is a subject many people find intimidating. But many don’t understand the history of math and how it came to be what it is today. Here, G. Arnell Williams illuminates, in plain and simple terms, how we got the math we use today, the math our children learn, and the math we struggle at times to explain.

The Best Writing On Mathematics 2014

Author: Mircea Pitici
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400865301
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This annual anthology brings together the year's finest mathematics writing from around the world. Featuring promising new voices alongside some of the foremost names in the field, The Best Writing on Mathematics 2014 makes available to a wide audience many articles not easily found anywhere else—and you don’t need to be a mathematician to enjoy them. These writings offer surprising insights into the nature, meaning, and practice of mathematics today. They delve into the history, philosophy, teaching, and everyday occurrences of math, and take readers behind the scenes of today’s hottest mathematical debates. Here John Conway presents examples of arithmetical statements that are almost certainly true but likely unprovable; Carlo Séquin explores, compares, and illustrates distinct types of one-sided surfaces known as Klein bottles; Keith Devlin asks what makes a video game good for learning mathematics and shows why many games fall short of that goal; Jordan Ellenberg reports on a recent breakthrough in the study of prime numbers; Stephen Pollard argues that mathematical practice, thinking, and experience transcend the utilitarian value of mathematics; and much, much more. In addition to presenting the year’s most memorable writings on mathematics, this must-have anthology includes an introduction by editor Mircea Pitici. This book belongs on the shelf of anyone interested in where math has taken us—and where it is headed.

The Really Practical Guide To Primary Geography

Author: Marcia Foley
Editor: Nelson Thornes
ISBN: 9780748726172
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Substantially revised to incorporate the contents of the 1995 Revised Order and its major implications for geography teaching. Includes two brand new chapters on the growing early years sector and OFSTED inspections. A whole range of different ways to organise the geography curriculum is discussed, with examples. The resources sections have been updated and expanded.

Primary Mathematics Curriculum Guide

Author: Harvey Blair
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134138903
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This is a curriculum guide that gives trainee teachers the opportunity to follow a tried and tested primary mathematics curriculum course. The text is easy to follow, up-to-date with good current practice and utilizes materials produced by the DfEE for teachers. It includes interactive tasks to enhance understanding, tasks to consolidate learning at the reader's own level and pace, a full bibliography for further reading, common misconceptions which the reader will find in children's work, and a detailed look at the National Numeracy Strategy (NNS) and the mathematics National Curriculum. The text will provide a firm foundation for teaching mathematics to primary school children and give the reader genuine confidence in their teaching. The text has been piloted by students following a distance learning primary PGCE and revised in line with their comments. The intention of the book is to provide secure subject knowledge for mathematics alongside an understanding of the ways in which children learn mathematics.

Making Mathematics Work For Minorities

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Editor: National Academies
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Maths Homework For Key Stage 2

Author: Vicki Parfitt
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136904816
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Maths Homework for Key Stage 2 is a unique resource for busy teachers – a selection of ‘pencil-free’, hands-on activities that teachers can use as extension activities or give to pupils as homework to do with members of their family or friends. Each of the activities encourages the pupils to learn through discussion and through practical activities utilising everyday resources. Each activity is quick and easy for pupils and teachers to manage, and includes: a learning aim full, clear instructions and discussion points tasks to develop collaboration and partnership between pupils, parents and teachers photocopiable resources. A refreshing approach for teachers and pupils, these activities will foster enthusiasm for learning and inspire pupils' interest in Maths.

The Oxford Handbook Of The History Of Mathematics

Author: Eleanor Robson
Editor: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191607444
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This Handbook explores the history of mathematics under a series of themes which raise new questions about what mathematics has been and what it has meant to practise it. It addresses questions of who creates mathematics, who uses it, and how. A broader understanding of mathematical practitioners naturally leads to a new appreciation of what counts as a historical source. Material and oral evidence is drawn upon as well as an unusual array of textual sources. Further, the ways in which people have chosen to express themselves are as historically meaningful as the contents of the mathematics they have produced. Mathematics is not a fixed and unchanging entity. New questions, contexts, and applications all influence what counts as productive ways of thinking. Because the history of mathematics should interact constructively with other ways of studying the past, the contributors to this book come from a diverse range of intellectual backgrounds in anthropology, archaeology, art history, philosophy, and literature, as well as history of mathematics more traditionally understood. The thirty-six self-contained, multifaceted chapters, each written by a specialist, are arranged under three main headings: 'Geographies and Cultures', 'Peoples and Practices', and 'Interactions and Interpretations'. Together they deal with the mathematics of 5000 years, but without privileging the past three centuries, and an impressive range of periods and places with many points of cross-reference between chapters. The key mathematical cultures of North America, Europe, the Middle East, India, and China are all represented here as well as areas which are not often treated in mainstream history of mathematics, such as Russia, the Balkans, Vietnam, and South America. A vital reference for graduates and researchers in mathematics, historians of science, and general historians.

Partnership In Maths Parents And Schools

Author: Ruth Merttens
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135721645
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Written by authors well known in their fields, Merttens and Vass bring together diverse and different views on IMPACT of wide reading appeal. In the current economy, should teachers be regarded as producers and parents as consumers? There is no issue in education more urgent than that concerning the relationships between parents, teachers and children. The IMPACT project involves individuals concerned with formal maths education including students, teachers, parents, governors, researchers, inspectors and education offcers. Its primary aim is to bring together parents and children so they share regular maths activities together, the results of which are brought back into class to inform the following week's work. IMPACT is also an initiative in maths INSET training and a form of monitoring.; The book is aimed at therapists, educational psychologists, education students, teachers, academics, parents, governors, inspectors and education officers.

Number Skills For Individuals With Down Syndrome

Author: Gillian Bird
Editor: DSE Enterprises
ISBN: 1903806135
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Patterns In Arithmetic Book 2

Author: Suki Glenn
Editor: Pattern Press
ISBN: 9780972924832
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The book is about how to teach arithmetic using an inquiry method. A childs innate love of learning is encouraged through hands-on exploration, discovery, and the creation of models. The Parent/Teacher Guide is a collection of lessons, games, activities, Black Line Masters, and an answer key to the student workbook. The Subjects covered are subtraction, multiplication, division, regrouping in addition, patterns, fractions, place value into the thousands, and other general math topics. This mathematics program was developed and successfully used at the University of California, Irvine Farm Elementary School.