Helping Children Learn Mathematics, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 9780730363392

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The second edition of Reys’ Helping Children Learn Mathematics is a practical resource for undergraduate students of primary school teaching, rich in ideas, tools and stimulation for lessons during teaching rounds or in the classroom. This edition provides a clear understanding of how to navigate the Australian curriculum, with detailed coverage on how to effectively use Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in the classroom.


Available as a full colour printed textbook with an interactive eBook code included, this title enables you to master concepts and succeed in assessment by taking the roadblocks out of self-study, with features designed so you get the most out of learning, and facilitates an engaging learning experience and showcases excellent pedagogy and best e-learning practices.


  • Local Relevance: Reys’ second edition provides a clear understanding of how to navigate the Australian curriculum, plus detailed coverage on how to effectively use ICT in the classroom.
  • Focus on Understandings: This resource is rich in ideas, tools and stimulation for primary maths lessons, with a focus on your understanding of mathematics.
  • Best Practices: You can experience firsthand the value of ICT in education with this digital resource which showcases excellent pedagogy and best e-learning practices.
  • Practice Modules: In The Classroom modules ask you to apply your learning to address how you would teach a maths learning objective.
  • Branched Animations: Animated case scenarios ask you “what would you do” in realistic classroom scenarios, with branched narratives demonstrating the impact of their actions.
Robert E. Reys is Curators’ Professor of Mathematics Education at the University of Missouri, Columbia. He is a former mathematics teacher and district mathematics coordinator. His research interests are in the areas of calculators, mental computation, estimation and number sense. Bob has authored over 200 articles in professional journals. He was General Editor for five yearbooks of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and co-edited the 2010 NCTM Yearbook Mathematics Curriculum: Issues, Trends, and Future Directions. He was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for his service, leadership and research by the Mathematics Education Trust of the NCTM.

Anna Rogers is Lecturer in the School of Education at the University of South Australia where she teaches reception to Year 7 mathematics education courses in the undergraduate and postgraduate programs. Anna has been an educator for 35 years. Initially a secondary teacher with mathematics speciality, she taught students in country and city schools and in Adult Education. During her academic career Anna has focused on creating positive learning environments for her students, authentic assessment tasks, and building student confidence and competence in mathematics teaching and learning. Her research interests and publications include early childhood mathematics through play, place value activities and intervention, equity issues including gender and sociocultural disadvantage, and mathematics knowledge for future teachers. Anna has been awarded citations both locally and nationally for her commitment, contribution and enthusiasm to both the teaching and learning of mathematics.

Sue Bennett is Lecturer in the School of Education at Deakin University where she is a course coordinator for the Bachelor of Education (Primary) degree. She teaches in the primary mathematics education and education major courses for pre-service teachers, and supervises students’ practicum. Sue has been an educator for more than twenty years, teaching in both schools and universities in Victoria. In addition to classroom teaching and school-based curriculum development, she has developed curriculum for the Victorian Ministry of Education, worked with AAMT and Monash University on the Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics Project, and taught in mathematics education programs at a range of universities, to both pre-service early childhood educators and pre-service primary teachers.

Audrey Cooke is Lecturer in Mathematics Education in the School of Education at Curtin University. She has worked with pre-service teachers since 2007 with a focus mostly on mathematics education, having created, coordinated, and taught mathematics education units for Bachelor of Education students in both Early Childhood and Primary courses. She has worked on course reviews within the School of Education and is passionate about mathematics and mathematics education. Audrey is interested in how people interact and engage with mathematics, particularly pre-service teachers. Her research includes disposition towards and engagement with mathematics, relationships between disposition and mathematics classroom discourse, and use of ICT in education. Audrey is a reviewer for journals and conferences and contributes to mathematics education conferences nationally and internationally.

Kylie Robson leads numeracy instruction at Charles Weston School Coombs in the ACT as a Curriculum Focused Executive Teacher. Kylie works with educators to design, implement and evaluate high-quality mathematics programs and provides professional support to individual teachers. Initially a primary school teacher with a passion for mathematics, she has taught students from Preschool to Year 6 and been an educator for over 15 years. Prior to this, she held the position of Clinical Teaching Specialist at the University of Canberra, where she taught a series of Mathematics Education units to undergraduate students as part of the Bachelor of Education degree. Kylie’s research interests and publications include the use of quality literature in the mathematics classroom, embedding meaningful discourse into mathematics teaching and the impact of teacher efficacy on student performance.

Bronwyn Ewing is Senior Lecturer in the School of Curriculum at QUT. Bronwyn graduated with a PhD in the area of early school leavers’ experiences of mathematics education in 2009. She takes a transdisciplinary approach to research to integrate disciplines and address the teaching and learning of mathematics to students and adults from low SES background, Indigenous students, students with disability and students in youth detention. Before commencing her academic career, Bronwyn was a primary school teacher, fulfilling a number of extra curriculum roles.

1. School mathematics in a changing world
2. Helping children learn mathematics with understanding
3. Planning and teaching
4. Assessment: enhanced learning and teaching
5. Processes of doing mathematics
6. Helping children with problem solving
7. Counting and number sense in early childhood and primary years
8. Extending number sense: place value
9. Operations: meaning and basic facts
10. Solving mathematical problems with mental and written strategies, calculators and estimation
11. Solving mathematical problems with standard and alternative written strategies
12. Fraction and decimals: meanings and operations
13. Ratio, proportion and percentages: meanings and applications
14. Extending students with number theory
15. Algebraic thinking
16. Geometry
17. Measurement
18. Data analysis, statistics and probability
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