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Understanding Mathematics for Young Children

Having a deep understanding of the mathematical ideas and concepts taught in the classroom is vital as a nursery or primary school teacher. In order for children to truly grasp these concepts, trainee teachers need to be aware of how they come to interpret and understand them.

Now into its Fifth Edition, this essential book helps trainee teachers develop their own knowledge of key mathematical ideas and concepts for the nursery and primary classroom. Now focusing specifically on ages 3-7, it also supports trainees with several age-appropriate classroom activities.

As well as updates to further reading suggestions and research focuses, this revised edition includes new content on:

  • Mastery in learning mathematics
  • Simple Fractions
  • Roman numerals
  • Money as a form of measurement

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