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## Contents covered in this part of the PDF book under Learning Mathematics at Elementary Level 1 – Importance of Learning Mathematics at the Elementary Stage of Schooling

### Unit 1 How children learn mathematics

- 1.0 Introduction
- 1.1 Learning Objectives
- 1.2 The Ways a Child Thinks
- 1.2.1 Stages of Cognitive Development
- 1.2.2 Development of Mathematical Concepts
- 1.3 Mathematics Learning during Early Childhood
- 1.3.1 Ways of Learning Mathematics
- 1.3.2 Mathematics Phobia
- 1.3.3 Making Mathematics Learning Pleasurable
- 1.4 Let Us Sum up
- 1.5 Model Answers to Check Your Progress
- 1.6 Suggested Readings and References
- 1.7 Unit-End Exercises

### Unit 2 Mathematics and Mathematics Education – Importance, Scope and Relevance

- 2.0 Introduction
- 2.1 Learning Objectives
- 2.2 Nature of Mathematics
- 2.3 Importance of Mathematics Education
- 2.3.1 Mathematics in real life situation
- 2.3.2 Mathematics and other branches of knowledge
- 2.3.3 Mathematics and problem solving
- 2.3.4 Ability to think mathematically
- 2.4 Let Us Sum Up
- 2.5 Model Answers to Check Your Progress
- 2.6 Suggested Readings and References
- 2.7 Unit-End Exercises

### Unit 3 Goals and Vision of Mathematics Education

- 3.0 Introduction
- 3.1 Learning Objectives
- 3.2 Aims of Mathematics Education
- 3.2.1 Broader and narrower aims
- 3.2.2 Specific Aims
- 3.3 Visions for School Mathematics
- 3.3.1 Children and Mathematics Education
- 3.3.2 Mathematics Education beyond Class room
- 3.3.3 Making Mathematics Learning Joyful
- 3.3.4 Creating Conducive Learning Environment for Mathematisation
- 3.4 Let Us Sum Up
- 3.5 Answers to Check Your Progress
- 3.6 Suggested Readings and References
- 3.7 Unit-End Exercises

### Unit 4 Learner and Learning – centered methodologies

- 4.0 Introduction
- 4.1 Learning Objectives
- 4.2 Methods for Teaching and Learning Mathematics
- 4.2.1 Inductive and Deductive
- 4.2.2 Analysis and Synthesis Methods
- 4.2.3 Project Method
- 4.2.4 Problem Solving and Problem Posing
- 4.3 Learning- centered Approaches of Teaching Mathematics
- 4.3.1 5E’s Learning Model
- 4.3.2 Interpretation construction (ICON) design model
- 4.3.3 Concept Mapping
- 4.3.4 Activity Based
- 4.4 Making Mathematics Learning more Challenging and Satisfying
- 4.4.1 Development of Learners’ creative abilities
- 4.4.2 Use of Mathematics Laboratory and Library
- 4.5 Let Us Sum Up
- 4.6 Model Answers to Check your Progress
- 4.7 Suggested Readings and References
- 4.8 Unit-End Exercises

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