Project Description

Helping Children Learn Mathematics, 4th Australian Edition

Reys, Rogers, Bragg, Cooke, Fanshawe, Gronow

Print ISBN : 9780730391807 |  Digital ISBN : 9780730391814

Training pre-service teachers to become confident mathematics educators is a real challenge for education academics. How can we arm our teaching students with practical tools that boost confidence and make maths enjoyable?

Helping Children Learn Mathematics, 4th Australian Edition provides the most comprehensive preparation for your students to teach maths confidently. It brings the classroom to life with digital resources that demonstrate real-world maths applications.This text is rich in ideas for activities, tools and lesson plans. From real-life videos of children learning maths, to demonstrations of manipulative maths tools – this is a truly practical resource.

This fourth edition continues to empower our education students to navigate the Australian Curriculum and NAPLAN testing environment successfully.


Practical Lesson Plans

Mathematics lesson ideas, activities and plans give pre-service teachers the ultimate playbook when structuring their classes.

Video Demonstrations

A comprehensive suite of videos that brings the classroom to life – capturing children learning maths and demonstrating manipulative tools and activities.

Relevant and Current

Updated references and links to ensure that students are learning the most current teaching standards and practices.

Hear from the authors

Hear from one of the authors of Helping Children Learn Mathematics, 4th Australian Edition, Dr. Mark Gronow, on the teaching challenges addressed in this new edition.

The latest edition of Helping Children Learn Mathematics, includes these key features:

    • Classroom Videos show examples of Australian children learning maths in school.
    • Videos of experts working with manipulatives to show students how tools are used and created.
    • New references and weblinks to tools for students to use in their own classroom.
    • All references to National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) replaced with suitable Australian content.
    • Reviewed throughout for readability and consistency.
Table of contents
Chapter 1. School mathematics in a changing world Chapter 10. Mental computation, calculators and estimation
Chapter 2. Helping children learn mathematics with understanding Chapter 11. Solving problems with written strategies
Chapter 3. Planning and teaching Chapter 12. Fractions and decimals: meanings and operations
Chapter 4. Enhancing learning and teaching through assessment and feedback Chapter 13. Ratio, proportion and percentages: meanings and applications
Chapter 5. The processes of doing mathematics Chapter 14. Extending students with number theory
Chapter 6. Helping children with problem solving Chapter 15. Pattern and algebraic thinking
Chapter 7. Counting and number sense in early childhood and primary years Chapter 16. Geometry
Chapter 8. Extending number sense: place value Chapter 17. Measurement
Chapter 9. Operations: meanings and basic facts Chapter 18. Data analysis, statistics and probability
Robert Reys

Anna Rogers

Leicha Bragg

Audrey Cooke

Melissa Fanshawe

Mark Gronow


Textbook + Interactive E-Text

Available as a full colour printed textbook with an interactive eBook code, this title enables every introductory student to master concepts and succeed in assessment by taking the roadblocks out of self-study, with features that are designed to help you get the most out of what you’re learning.