Mathematical Whetstones  Primary Concepts explores relevant parts of the Australian Curriculum  Mathematics without prescribing how the topics should be taught. The authors give a number of technical and historical insights that could feed into a teacher's lesson planning and thus is a contribution towards enriching the background knowledge that we believe an effective teacher needs.
Primary Concepts  Table of Contents
Preface
Introduction

1. Counting
2. Numbers 
Operations

3. Addition
4. Multiplication 5. Subtraction 6. Division 
Common Forms

7. Fractions
8. Decimals 9. Percentages 
More on Fractions

10. Multiplication with fractions
11. Division with fractions 12. Beyond fractions 
Grouped Quantities

13. Comparisons
14. Euclid's algorithm 15. Averages 
Geometry

16. Space
17. Networks 18. Circles 19. Triangles 
Applications

20. Measuring the invisible
21. Algebra 22. Children in cars 23. A case for puzzles 24. A conversation with Matilda 25. Chance and the gamblers fallacy 26. Egyptian fractions 27. Mathematical notation 
Appendicies

1,2,3,4,5,6

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