The learning of mathematics can go beyond the acquisition of facts and rules; it is a subject which is constantly being developed, from community to community, and from one generation to the next. This text presents a philosophical yet classroom approach to mathematics teaching, and examines how mathematics is taught across the curriculum and age range in primary schools. The book explores the role of play, story, drama, pattern, sound, and children's drawings and games. It discusses how these themes can be used by the teacher, and the various interactions with pupils. The use of the teacher's own mathematics in order to facilitate children's understanding of mathematics is covered and the resultant volume contains many ideas for the teaching of maths.