Getting the right answers in maths is only half the problem. Understanding why what you're doing works is the part that often stumps students and teachers alike. Does maths feels like a collection of random rules and steps that somehow lead you to an answer? Don't worry you're not alone. Ask yourself: why do we have odd and even numbers? Why do two negative numbers multiply to make a positive? Why do fraction operations work? What is cosine and where does it come from? Yes, but why? answers all of your questions, and sheds light on the hidden connections between everything in mathematics at school. Maths makes sense. It always has, but until now maybe noone ever showed you. A mustread for those training to teach primary or secondary mathematics via universitybased (PGCE, BEd, BA w/QTS) or schoolbased (School Direct, SCITT, Teach First) routes and current teachers wishing to deepen their mathematical understanding. FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE AUTHOR BEHIND THE BOOK WITH OUR SPECIAL FEATURE: 60 Seconds with Ed Southall

Yes, but why? Teaching for understanding in mathematics
