Learning and Teaching Mathematics 0-8
- Helen Taylor - Canterbury Christ Church University, UK
- Andrew Harris - Canterbury Christ Church University, UK
Early Childhood Education | Mathematics & Numeracy | Primary Maths
'What a super book! It is absolutely packed with practical ideas and activities to help you love maths, and love teaching and/or learning it. It certainly helps to develop an enthusiasm for a subject most adults tend to say "I'm no good at..."'
- Early Years Educator
‘A wonderful book, packed with practical ideas and activities to help all students love maths.’
- Jo Boaler, Professor of Mathematics Education, Stanford University
Contemporary approaches to developing essential mathematical learning for young children are explored, including:
- play, practical activities and talk for mathematics
- outdoor learning
- understanding pattern
- counting, calculation and place value
- measures and shape
- problem solving and representing mathematics
- working with parents.
Written for both trainees and practitioners working with children aged 0 to 8 years, including those studying for Early Years and Early Childhood degrees and those on Primary PGCE and Primary Education courses, this book offers mathematical subject knowledge and teaching ideas in one volume.
Helen Taylor is Course Leader of PGCE Primary Part-time Mathematics at Canterbury Christ Church University.
Andrew Harris is Course Leader of PGCE Modular Mathematics at Canterbury Christ Church University.
very interesting book in the way it talks about the delivery of mathematics within the early years. It also gives some great activities that can take place within the settings linking all areas of the EYFS.
great book - I've recommended it to many students undertaking their dissertation on children's understandings of mathematics
Good background reading for students in early years
compared with other texts available I found this harder to use.
A comprehensive work on a subject that many EY practitioners find challenging. Helpful and engaging.
This book is largely based around the 2-6 age range but does cover some aspects from younger and older. It has some lovely case studies and I really like the images to support them. The chapter choices are well thought out and highly relevant.
Excellent for students
Good book relevant for the FD students studying Primary Ed
Since receiving the book only several students have actually used it in relation to their work based projects. It has been well received and has inspired new activity as well as informing level 4 and 5 students more about maths. I will continue to recommend the book for the forthcoming academic year.
While I felt that the book was interesting, it didn't really contain anything I felt was new, or hadn't been published elsewhere. I quite liked the format of the book, so asked our library to buy a couple of copies, but didn't recommend that the students bought copies.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter One: How Children Learn Mathematics and the Implications for Teaching