- Tom Oakley

# Thinking: Primary Mathematics

Updated: Dec 11, 2021

If we want to think deeply about a subject area as complex as mathematics, it’s useful to begin by considering what we already know and what is known by others. In this first post, you’ll find suggestions for books, websites and blogs that can support your thinking about primary mathematics. By no means is this list exhaustive or complete, but it is a start... and that’s often the best place to begin.

**Primary Mathematics - Professional Reading**

**Books**

Here is a selection of books that you might consider if you are building a professional reading library relating to **primary mathematics education**:

__Mathematics Explained for Primary Teachers__, by Haylock and Manning__Transforming Primary Mathematics__, by Mike Askew__Making Every Maths Lesson Count__, by Emma McCrea__Mathematical Misconceptions: A Guide for Primary Teachers__, by Anne Cockburn and Graham Littler__Teaching for Mastery__, by Mark McCourt__How to Teach Mathematics Mastery__, by Helen Drury__Making Numbers__, by Griffiths, Back and Gifford__Visible Maths__, by Peter Mattock__Yes, but Why?__, by Ed Southall__Thinking Deeply About Primary Mathematics__, by Kieran Mackle__100 Ideas for Primary Teachers__, by Shannen Doherty

**Websites for Professional Learning**

NRICH

__https://nrich.maths.org/__Learning Trajectories

__https://www.learningtrajectories.org/__Early Childhood Maths Group

__https://earlymaths.org/__Erikson Institute

__https://earlymath.erikson.edu/__Association of Teachers of Mathematics

__https://www.atm.org.uk/__

**Blogs and Professional Learning**

Anne Watson and John Mason - Promoting Mathematical Thinking

__http://www.pmtheta.com/__Gareth Metcalfe - I See Maths

__https://www.iseemaths.com/__Craig Barton - Mr Barton Maths

__http://www.mrbartonmaths.com/index.html__Kieran Mackle - Thinking Deeply about Primary Mathematics

__https://www.thinkingdeeply.info/__Lisa Coe - Readings and Musings

__https://elsie2110.wordpress.com/__Neil Almond’s posts on Third Space -

__https://thirdspacelearning.com/blog/author/neil-almond/__