Shape and Space: Teacher’s Manual-A Guide to Teaching Shape and Space in Irish Primary Schools
The aim of this resource is to assist teachers in teaching the strand of Shape and Space (infants to 6th class). The resource is intended to complement and support the implementation of the Primary School Mathematics Curriculum (PSMC) rather than replace it. By providing additional guidance in the teaching and learning of Shape and Space, this resource attempts to illuminate an instructional framework for enhancing mathematical thinking. This instructional framework advocates methods of eliciting, supporting and extending higher-order mathematics skills such as reasoning; communicating and expressing; integrating and connecting; and applying and problem solving. Although, this resource highlights the Shape and Space strand, this instructional framework can be used for all strands and strand units of the PSMC.