The book will covers a wide range of approaches to teaching and learning and demonstrates how mathematics can be related to personal and social development, communication and thinking skills. Written with the non-specialist in mind and including plenty of practical examples, it will make useful reading for teachers in mainstream and special schools, and learning support assistants.

Early years practitioners and teachers in training may find the book useful for its descriptions of how children acquire their foundation of early mathematics and numeracy skills.

chapter 1|2 pages

The significance of mathematics

chapter 2|4 pages

How mathematical learning begins

chapter 4|3 pages

Tools working together

chapter 6|9 pages

Perception - making sense of sensations

chapter 7|10 pages

Attention - choosing your material

chapter 8|5 pages

Number sense

chapter 10|12 pages

Sensory motor learning