Full of simple practical advice and ideas, Starting Out: Primary Mathematics cuts through all the jargon (it even contains a section on jargon busters!) and gets right to the heart of teaching mathematics in a primary school. This book was initially designed for new teachers but many experienced teachers, relief teachers, teachers changing year levels and head teachers have found it useful because of the practical ideas, or as a way to support and mentor new teachers on staff.
The chapter on assessment provides practical advice for collecting and evaluating evidence and then communicating it to children, parents and administrators. Teachers will love the anecdotes and teacher tips scattered throughout the book. As one reviewer put it, the book has ‘extremely realistic ideas for dealing with the everyday classroom... innovative activities that support current thinking in mathematics education. This book is practical and valuable.’