Engaging primary children in mathematics

Book review: The author, Margaret Sangster, acknowledges the ability of children to learn mathematics involves numerous variables.

From recent brain research, international testing, the hierarchy of skills, use of calculators, teaching strategies, and teachers’ dispositions for teaching mathematics, Sangster brings them all together in this vital book. Through a solid mix of research, theory, and practical suggestions, Sangster offers educators of primary students a deep understanding of how to set the stage for later success.

Although Sangster’s book is apparently based on England’s education system, the content is applicable to educational professionals around the world wrestling with perceived obstacles in developing young students’ early number skills.

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