The Clemsons' clear and readable book takes the reader from debates about how children learn and what children know and can do when they start school; through to a discussion of how mathematics can be managed, assessed and evaluated in the school and classroom. Linking these two parts of the book is a section on the subject of mathematics itself, from which the non-specialist reader can gain a view of what mathematics is, what needs to be thought about in planning and offering a curriculum and the special dilemmas faced in teaching and learning mathematics as a subject. A bank of case studies offers an opportunity to see mathematics in action in a variety of classrooms.To give children a sense of the ubiquitousness of mathematics, and therefore of its range, it may be helpful to deliberately seek out ways of working at ... This includes stories, rhymes, songs and jokes, the use of information books and writing.
|Title||:||Mathematics in the Early Years|
|Author||:||David Clemson, Wendy Clemson|
|Publisher||:||Routledge - 2006-11-22|