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Teaching and learning mathematics

Author: Peter G Dean
Publisher: London ; Totowa, N.J. : Woburn Press, ©1982.
Series: Woburn educational series
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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School mathematics is a complex subject and an ever-changing topic, but this book will help teachers, parents and employers to understand it better.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter G Dean
ISBN: 0713001682 9780713001686 0713040076 9780713040074
OCLC Number: 9289975
Description: xxi, 257 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part 1. Looking backwards and looking forwards: --
Looking at a pupil --
Looking at a mathematics lesson --
Looking at educational aims --
Illustrations of teaching and learning mathematics --
Part 2. Historical aspects of mathematics in schools: --
The beginnings of mathematics in education --
Payment by results --
Compulsory education, 1870 --
The start of the 20th century --
After the Second World War --
Part 3. Teaching mathematics to pupils: --
Methods and styles of teaching --
Diversity --
Homework --
Mistakes --
Concentration on individual pupils --
Teaching the slow learners --
Part 4. Methods of learning and methods of teaching: --
Capacity, learning and teaching --
Learning, teaching and theories --
Fixed response methods --
Investigatory methods --
Expository methods --
Part 5. Theoretical aspects of learning mathematics --
The study of psychology of mathematics education --
The psychology of general education --
Four contributors to mathematics education --
Other factors in learning mathematics --
The nature of mathematics --
Part 6. Grouping and organization: --
Methods of grouping pupils --
Using groupings --
Mixed ability or similar ability groups? --
The role of the senior mathematics teacher --
Mathematics room, laboratories and areas --
Part 7. Expectations from teaching and learning: --
Mathematics --
General expectations --
Skills, understanding and insight --
The expectations of groups of people --
Numeracy --
Part 8. The mathematics curriculum for the 1980s specification and aims: --
Four stages of curriculum reform --
Specification --
Aims --
Special areas of the mathematics curriculum --
Part 9. Educational computing: --
Why computing is in the curriculum --
Computing and its area of knowledge --
The organization of computing in schools --
The development of educational computing --
Research using educational computing --
Programming languages --
The different roles of educational computing --
Support for teachers --
Part 10. Assessment and evaluation: --
Categories of evaluation --
Assessment tests.
Series Title: Woburn educational series
Responsibility: Peter G. Dean ; drawings of school pupils and teachers by Joanna Whiting.

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