Cornerstones in Number: Counting 8–12
Author: Ron Smith
Format: 112 pp book
ISBN: 9781863666619 SCIS No: 1310067
Publisher: Education Services Australia 2007
Audience: Teacher and student resource
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Cornerstones in Number will transform primary school students into confident and independent mathematicians. This series offers an innovative approach to address the fundamental building blocks of mathematics – place value, fractions and counting – for primary school students.
- Students construct their own manipulatives, which are used to explore, investigate, model and demonstrate their understanding.
- Using selected teaching and learning strategies, students work collaboratively to solve problems and develop mathematical thinking and language.
Toolkit explains how to make the manipulatives, which students keep as their own ‘toolkit’.
Strategies describes a variety of collaborative strategies that encourage students to talk about maths.
Activities present tasks that utilise the toolkit and strategies, and are organised into learning outcomes.
The online teacher resource at www.curriculumpress.edu.au/cornerstones includes additional proformas and interactive activities that can be used for independent study or whole-class sharing.
Also available as part of a Kit with Cornerstones in Number: Counting 5–9.