Navigating Numeracies

Home/School Numeracy Practices

  • Brian Street
  • Dave Baker
  • Alison Tomlin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. The Context

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Theory and Methodology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Pages 15-24
    3. Pages 25-33
  4. Introduction to the Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-37
    2. Pages 39-77
    3. Pages 79-113
  5. Themes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-116
    2. Pages 145-162
    3. Pages 163-169
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 171-218

About this book


The book aims to further understanding of why some pupils have low achievement in numeracy in the school context. The authors aim to achieve this by a relatively original view that focuses on numeracy as a social practice. They report on their investigations into the meanings and uses of numeracy in school and home and community contexts, using ethnographic-style approaches, including formal and informal interviews and observations. The book will be useful for policy, practice and further research into the teaching and learning of mathematics in schools. It will therefore be of interest to policy makers, teachers and practitioners, academics and practitioners in teacher education, education researchers, and parents and community leaders.


Leverhulme education educational research learning numeracy teacher education

Editors and affiliations

  • Brian Street
    • 1
  • Dave Baker
    • 2
  • Alison Tomlin
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Continuing Education and Professional DevelopmentKing’s CollegeLondonUK
  2. 2.Inst. EducationUniversity of LondonLondonUK
  3. 3.Department of Education and Professional StudiesKing’s CollegeLondonUK

Bibliographic information