# 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.

• ## Key processes in number

Improve your understanding of the key processes relating to number and learn how to develop pupils’ problem-solving skills. These materials can help you plan your secondary mathematics lessons or units of work to integrate the problem-solving cycle of representing, analysing, interpreting and evaluating, and communicating and reflecting.

• ## What is a fraction?

Find out about fractions, ratios and proportions in this self-study resource for Key Stage 3 mathematics teachers.

• ## Teaching mental mathematics from level 5: Number

These resources can be used to help improve pupils’ mathematical thinking skills in number.

• ## Teaching mental mathematics from level 5: Measures and mensuration in number

This resource addresses the importance of understanding measures and mensuration, and includes activities that you can use to help pupils comprehend the subjects.

• ## Standards units in number

These teaching and learning resources form the 'Mostly number' materials from the Standards units: Improving learning in mathematics. They include lesson plans, activities and computer programs focusing on ordering fractions and decimals, rounding numbers and understanding the laws of arithmetic.