Maths: you usually either love it or hate it. Our pre-service teachers are no different. For many, the idea of teaching mathematics can induce anxiety, and intensify insecurities about their teaching ability.

Imagine teaching a subject you don’t feel you’ve entirely mastered yourself. Naturally, such teachers would feel trepidation. It can influence their approach to the subject, and impact how well they engage their students.

How can we help pre-service teachers be less anxious about teaching mathematics? What if maths was interactive and engaging, just as it should be? The fourth edition of Helping Children Learn Mathematics is a textbook for pre-service teachers that assists on both fronts.