Understanding and Enriching Problem Solving in Primary Mathematics

By Patrick Barmby, David Bolden, Lynn Thompson

This up-to-date book is essential reading for all those teaching or training to teach primary mathematics. Problem solving is a key aspect of teaching and learning mathematics, but also an area where teachers and pupils often struggle. Set within the context of the new primary curriculum and drawing on research and practice, the book identifies the key knowledge and skills required in teaching and learning problem solving in mathematics, and it examines how these and can be applied in the classroom. It explores the issues in depth while remaining straightforward and relevant, emphasizing the enrichment of math through problem-solving, and it provides opportunities for teachers to reflect on and further develop their classroom practice.


Publication Date: 5/19/2014
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781909330696

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