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Making Sense of Number
Improving Personal Numeracy

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  • Publication planned for: February 2022
  • availability: Not yet published - available from December 2021
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781009009928

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  • Making Sense of Number is a concise introduction to personal and professional numeracy skills, helping readers to become more mathematically competent. It includes relevant content to assist pre-service teachers to improve numeracy for the classroom or to prepare for LANTITE, as well as support for practising teachers to develop their understanding and skills in numeracy. Making Sense of Number focuses on number sense as a conceptual framework for understanding mathematics, covering foundational areas of mathematics that often cause concern such as multiplication, fractions, ratio, rate and scale. The authors use real-world examples to explain mathematical concepts in an accessible and engaging way. Written by authors with over 30 years' experience teaching mathematics at primary, secondary and tertiary levels, Making Sense of Number is an essential guide for both pre-service teachers and those looking to improve their understanding of numeracy.

    • Practical learning activities throughout the book help readers self-assess their understanding of the mathematical concepts and answers to activities are included
    • Answers to problems included at the end of the book
    • Written in an accessible style.
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    Product details

    • Publication planned for: February 2022
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781009009928
    • length: 180 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 170 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.388kg
    • availability: Not yet published - available from December 2021
  • Table of Contents

    1. Reflection on Personal Mathematics Experiences and Abilities
    2. Mathematics and Numeracy: The Role of Number Sense
    3. The Hindu-Arabic Number System
    4. Number Facts
    5 Mental Computation
    6. Additive and Multiplicative Thinking
    7. Fractional Thinking
    8. Ratio, Rate and Scale
    9. Problem Solving
    Appendix: Answers to Learning Activities.

  • Authors

    Annette Hilton, University of Technology, Sydney
    Annette Hilton is an Industry Fellow in the School of International Studies and Education at the University of Technology Sydney.

    Geoff Hilton, University of Queensland
    Geoff Hilton is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Queensland School of Education.

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