This book has been designed to present pre-service and practising teachers with the most current methods of teaching mathematics to primary and middle school students. The introductory chapters provide an overview of the key issues that impact on the teaching of mathematics in primary schools: curriculum, learning theories, language, diversity and equity. Planning and assessment is also discussed, with the remainder of the book focusing on the teaching of particular content areas: early number, rational number, patterns and algebra, measurement, chance and data, and space. The text emphasises conceptual development and the interlinking of topics, with useful and practical teaching ideas integrated throughout. The supporting website includes downloadable materials, lesson and unit plans, open-ended questions and problem solving tasks, student work samples and interactive resources.