Other Publications
Thompson, I. (2008) What do young children’s mathematical graphics tell us about the teaching of written calculation? in I. Thompson (ed), Teaching and Learning Early Number 2
Thompson, I. (2008) Addressing errors and misconceptions with young children, in I. Thompson (ed), Teaching and Learning Early Number 2
Thompson, I. (2008) From counting to deriving number facts, in I. Thompson (ed), Teaching and Learning Early Number 2
Thompson, I. (2005) Pluses and minuses of mental maths, Times Educational Supplement, 3rd May 2005, p. 5.
Thompson, I. (2003) Deconstructing the National Numeracy Strategy’s approach to calculation, in I. Thompson (ed), Enhancing primary mathematics teaching, Open University Press, Maidenhead, 16-28.
Thompson, I. (2003) Place value: the English disease? in I. Thompson (ed), Enhancing primary mathematics teaching, Open University Press, Maidenhead, 181-190.
Williams, H. J. & Thompson, I. (2003) Calculators for all? in I. Thompson (ed), Enhancing primary mathematics teaching, Open University Press, Maidenhead, 153-168.
Thompson, I. (2003) Enhancing primary mathematics teaching, Open University Press, Maidenhead.
Thompson, I. (2002) No need to rush place value, Times Educational Supplement Magazine, 20 September.
Thompson, I. (2001) Issues for Classroom Practices in England, in J. Anghileri (ed), Principles and Practices in Arithmetic Teaching, Open University Press: Buckingham, 68-78.
Thompson, I. (2001) Research and the National Numeracy Strategy. Invited paper presented at the British Congress of Mathematics Education, (University of Keele).
Thompson, I. (2000) Structured learning all down the line, Times Educational Supplement Magazine, 12 March, p.14.
Thompson, I. (2000) Mental and written calculation methods for addition and subtraction. Invited paper presented at BERA/BSRLM Symposium ‘Teaching and Learning Numeracy: Policy, Practice and Effectiveness’ (University of Exeter).
Thompson, I. (1999) Issues for Classroom Practices in England. Invited paper presented at the international conference The Teaching of Arithmetic in England and the Netherlands, (Homerton College, Cambridge).
Thompson, I. (ed) (1999) Issues in Teaching Numeracy in Primary Schools, Open University Press, Buckingham.
Thompson, I. (1999) Getting your head around mental calculation, in I. Thompson (ed), Issues in Teaching Numeracy in Primary Schools, Open University Press, Buckingham, 145-156.
Thompson, I. (1999) Written methods of calculation, in I. Thompson (ed), Issues in Teaching Numeracy in Primary Schools, Open University Press, Buckingham, 169-183.
Thompson, I. (1999) Prop or tool? Times Educational Supplement TES Magazine, 12 March, p. 29.
Thompson, I. (1999) A classification of the mental calculation strategies used by children in years 4 and 5 for the addition and subtraction of 2-digit numbers. Paper presented at the European Conference on Educational Research, University of Helsinki, Finland.
Thompson, I. (1999) A place for everything, Times Educational Supplement Magazine, 1 October, p. 29.
Thompson, I. (1998) An emerging model of two-digit mental calculation strategies for addition and subtraction. Paper presented at the British Education Research Association Conference, Queen’s University, Belfast.
Thompson, I. (1998) An initial analysis of children’s calculation errors in the execution of two-digit mental addition and subtraction. Paper presented at the European Conference on Educational Research, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Thompson, I. (1998) We can work it out, Times Educational Supplement Magazine, 22 May, p 27.
Thompson, I. & Kerwin, J. (1997) Going mental over methods, Times Educational Supplement magazine, 21 March.
Thompson, I. (ed) (1997) Teaching and Learning Early Number, Open University Press, Buckingham.
Thompson, I. (1997) The early years number curriculum today, in I. Thompson (ed), Teaching and Learning Early Number, Open University Press, Buckingham, 1-6.
Thompson, I. (1997) The role of counting in derived fact strategies, in I. Thompson (ed), Teaching and Learning Early Number, Open University Press, Buckingham, 52-62.
Thompson, I. (1997) Mental and written algorithms: can the gap be bridged? in I. Thompson (ed), Teaching and Learning Early Number, Open University Press, Buckingham, 97-109.
Thompson, I. (1997) Developing young children's counting skills, in I. Thompson (ed), Teaching and Learning Early Number, Open University Press, Buckingham, 123-132.
Thompson, I. (1997) The early years number curriculum tomorrow, in I. Thompson (ed), Teaching and Learning Early Number, Open University Press, Buckingham, 155-160.
Thompson, I. (1997) Numbers fall into place, Times Educational Supplement Magazine, 3 October.
Bramald, R. & Thompson, I. (1997) Problem solved! 1: Putting it on the table, Questions of Maths and Science, 5, 20-22.
Bramald, R. & Thompson, I. (1997) Problem solved! 2: Trial and Improvement, Questions of Maths and Science, 6, 23-25.
Bramald, R. & Thompson, I. (1997) Problem solved! 3: Rewording Problems, Questions of Maths and Science, 7, 9-11.
Bramald, R. & Thompson, I. (1997) Problem Solved! 4: Looking for Patterns, Questions of Maths & Science 8, 8-10.
Bramald, R. & Thompson, I. (1997) Problem Solved! 5: Making generalisations, Primary Maths & Science, 1, 6-8.
Bramald, R. & Thompson, I. (1997) Problem Solved! 6: Find the pentominoes, Primary Maths & Science, 2, 22-23.
Bramald, R. & Thompson, I. (1997) Problem Solved! 7: Working with pentominoes, Primary Maths & Science, 3, 21-23.
Thompson, I. (1996) Circling the spiral, Times Educational Supplement Extra, 15 March, p.6.
Thompson, I. (1996) Thirteen ways to solve a problem, The Teaching of Calculating in the National Curriculum, Devon Curriculum Advice, Devon, 31-34.
Thompson, I. (1996) Two digits to pen and paper work, Times Educational Supplement Extra, 24 May, p.9.
Thompson, I. (1996) Speculations on a world of possibilities, Times Educational Supplement Extra, 4 October, p.3.
Thompson, I. (1996) Early years mathematics: have we got it right? in National Numeracy Training Manual - Part 2, Literacy and Numeracy National Project, Reading, Berks.
Thompson, I. (1996) Calculation Algorithms: narrowing the gap between mental and written algorithms, in National Numeracy Project Training Manual - Part 2, Literacy and Numeracy National Project, Reading, Berks.
Thompson, I. (1996) Early place value or face value? BERA Annual Conference Proceedings, Lancaster University, 119-120.
Thompson, I. (1996) Models for teaching place value: base-ten blocks or calculators? European Conference on Educational Research: Proceedings, Seville, Spain, 119-120.
Thompson, I. (1995) Where East beats West, Times Educational Supplement Extra, 26 May, p.4.
Thompson, I. (1994) Primary 'number' in the National Curriculum, Primary Teaching Studies, 8, 3, 27-36.
Thompson, I. (1994) An investigative approach to the issue of 'attitudes to mathematics', Mathematics Education Review, 1, 3, 32-38.
Thompson, I. (1994) Calculating a slimmer and fitter future, Times Educational Supplement, No: 4066, p.4.
Thompson, I. (1994) A countless reminder, Times Educational Supplement Extra, No: 4055, pp. 4-5.
Thompson, I. (1993) Clash of symbols, Times Educational Supplement Extra, 12 March, 4-5.
Thompson, I. (1993) Memory lapse, Times Educational Supplement Extra, 4 June, p.3.
Thompson, I. (1993) The role of counting in the idiosyncratic mental calculation algorithms of young children. Paper presented at the Third European Conference on the Quality of Early Childhood Education, Kriopigi, Greece.
Thompson, I. (1992) Non-standard algorithms for juniors, Proceedings of the 1992 Mathematics Teaching Conference, Edinburgh, 30-31.
Thompson, I. (1992) Making games that count, Child Education, 69, 6, 44-45.
Thompson, I. (1992) Young children's idiosyncratic written algorithms, in Proceedings of Seventh Mathematics Education Conference, Edinburgh, 26-27.
Thompson, I. (1992) What Kate did next, Times Educational Supplement Extra, No: 3947, p. 4.
Thompson, I. (1989) GCSE mathematics: implications for primary schools, Education Today, 39, 3, 35-43.
Thompson, I. (1989) Mind games, Child Education, 66, 12, 28-29.
Thompson, I. (1989) W(h)ither Long Multiplication, Struggle: maths for low attainers, 25, 19-21.
Thompson, I. (1989) Mental efficiency, Times Educational Supplement Extra, 5 May, p. B12.
Thompson, I. (1988) Disc drive, Times Educational Supplement Extra, 13 May, p. B29.
Thompson, I. (1988) Making mathematics relevant, Mathematics in School, 17, 4, 36-38.
Thompson, I. (1988) Scoring well, Child Education, 65, 6, 30-31.
Thompson, I. (1986) Jumping to conclusions, Times Educational Supplement Extra, 8 May, p.66.
Thompson, I. (1986) When does the real training start? Times Educational Supplement Extra, 10 October, p.41.
Thompson, I. (1981) Types of error and checking strategies in calculator work, Mathematics in School, 10, 4, 16-18. |

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