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Jerry P. Becker

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[ME] Book Favoring Liping Ma's Thinking
Posted: Sep 9, 1999 12:51 PM
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Note: Readers may like to know that the type of understanding favoured in
Liping Ma's 'Knowing and Teaching Elementary Mathematics' is addressed in a
book produced by three authors at Durham University in the United Kingdom.
The book is for intending primary school teachers (ages 4-11 in the UK). It
is designed to support student self-study, and aims to foster the kind of
'connected' understanding required of teachers when they seek to develop
both procedural and conceptual understanding in children, particularly of
basic number ideas. Full information is below.

Title: Mathematical Knowledge for Primary Teachers

Year: 1998

Publisher: David Fulton Publishers
See [search by title and it goes directly
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Jennifer Suggate (Lecturer in Maths Education, Durham University School of

Andrew Davis (Convenor, Primary Maths teaching courses, Durham University
School of Education)

Maria Goulding (Lecturer in Maths Education, Durham University School of


This text provides opportunities to deepen and widen the reader's knowledge
of the key concepts and standard techniques of mathematics by presenting
them with new perspectives in varied contexts. It contains: an exposition
of mathematical ideas, discussion of traditional and non-standard
techniques, worked examples, examples for students to try and questions for
the classroom; and coverage of the subject knowledge required for qualified
teacher status as laid down in the National Curriculum for Initial Teacher
Training (ITT).


Part 1 Setting the scene: problem solving and proof - using maths in
"real-life" situations; using intuition; problem posing in the classroom;
ways of approaching problems; using reasoning; using patterns; always,
sometimes or never true; Euclidean geometry; proving from basic principles.

Part 2 Number and algebra: properties of numbers and operations; counting,
place value, addition and subtraction; multiiplication and division;
integers; fractions and decimals; understanding algebra;
functions and graphs.

Part 3 Measurement: length; area; volume; mass and weight; angle; time.

Part 4 Shape: 2-D shape; 2-D shape applications and investigations; 3-D

Part 5 Data handling: data handling; probability.


PRICE: £15.00

COVER: Paperback

ISBN: 1-85346-559-3


David Fulton Publishers
Ormond House
26-27 Boswell Street
London WC1N 3JD
United Kingdom

Telephone: 0171 405 5606
Fax: 0171 831 4840

Jerry P. Becker
Dept. of Curriculum & Instruction
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, IL 62901-4610 USA
Fax: (618) 453-4244
Phone: (618) 453-4241 (office)
(618) 457-8903 (home)

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