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Building the Foundation: Whole Numbers in the Primary Grades

The 23rd ICMI Study

Editors: Bartolini Bussi, Maria G., Sun, Xuhua (Eds.)

  • First ICMI study to provide a broad critical survey of research on early childhood mathematics and Whole Number Arithmetic
  • Produced through a comprehensive international study involving leading academics and designers in the field
  • Considers trends and future directions for early mathematics teaching and learning
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About this book

This twenty-third ICMI Study addresses for the first time mathematics teaching and learning in the primary school (and pre-school) setting, while also taking international perspectives, socio-cultural diversity and institutional constraints into account. 

One of the main challenges of designing the first ICMI primary school study of this kind is the complex nature of mathematics at the early level. Accordingly, a focus area that is central to the discussion was chosen, together with a number of related questions. The broad area of Whole Number Arithmetic (WNA), including operations and relations and arithmetic word problems, forms the core content of all primary mathematics curricula. The study of this core content area is often regarded as foundational for later mathematics learning. However, the principles and main goals of instruction on the foundational concepts and skills in WNA are far from universally agreed upon, and practice varies substantially from country to country. As such, this study presents a meta-level analysis and synthesis of what is currently known about WNA, providing a useful base from which to gauge gaps and shortcomings, as well as an opportunity to learn from the practices of different countries and contexts. 

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Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Building a Strong Foundation Concerning Whole Number Arithmetic in Primary Grades: Editorial Introduction

    Bartolini Bussi, Maria G. (et al.)

    Pages 3-18

  • Social and Cultural Contexts in the Teaching and Learning of Whole Number Arithmetic

    Bartolini Bussi, Maria G. (et al.)

    Pages 19-34

  • Language and Cultural Issues in the Teaching and Learning of WNA

    Sun, Xu Hua (et al.)

    Pages 35-70

  • On Number Language: A Commentary on Chapter 3

    Pimm, David

    Pages 71-87

  • The What and Why of Whole Number Arithmetic: Foundational Ideas from History, Language and Societal Changes

    Sun, Xu Hua (et al.)

    Pages 91-124

Buy this book

eBook  
  • ISBN 978-3-319-63555-2
  • This book is an open access book, you can download it for free on link.springer.com
Hardcover 51,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-63554-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Building the Foundation: Whole Numbers in the Primary Grades
Book Subtitle
The 23rd ICMI Study
Editors
  • Maria G. Bartolini Bussi
  • Xuhua Sun
Series Title
New ICMI Study Series
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-63555-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-63555-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-63554-5
Series ISSN
1387-6872
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXI, 536
Number of Illustrations and Tables
157 b/w illustrations
Topics