Teaching number

Mathematics teachers can use the ideas in this collection when planning to integrate key processes and problem solving into the teaching of number. By adopting an integrated approach, teachers can enable pupils to experience mathematics as a coherent, worthwhile and engaging subject.

As you plan, ensure that opportunities exist for connections to be made between number and the three other mathematical content strands of algebra, geometry and measures and statistics.

The collection includes :

  • ideas for developing pupils’ key process skills while they learn about number
  • materials to support and develop teachers’ subject knowledge
  • examples of teaching approaches that can be used to develop aspects of number
  • teaching and learning resources that encourage more active ways of learning through the use of group work, discussion and open questioning.