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Numeracy and Learning Difficulties

Numeracy and Learning Difficulties

Approaches to Teaching and Assessment

  • Author: Peter Westwood
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136604057
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 134
  • View: 5213
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By understanding why children struggle with maths, teachers are better equipped to provide effective support and nurture confidence in low-achievers. Numeracy and Learning Difficulties includes how to tackle common learning difficulties by following different teaching practices and principles, identifying gaps in students' knowledge and developing curricula that bridges these gaps, improves numerical literacy using problem-solving strategies and skills, and a handy checklist of benchmarks in achievement.

Multiple Perspectives on Difficulties in Learning Literacy and Numeracy

Multiple Perspectives on Difficulties in Learning Literacy and Numeracy

  • Author: Claire Wyatt-Smith,John Elkins,Stephanie Gunn
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9781402088643
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 375
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There are many approaches to researching the difficulties in learning that students experience in the key areas of literacy and numeracy. This book seeks to advance understanding of these difficulties and the interventions that have been used to improve outcomes. The book addresses the sometimes complementary and sometimes contradictory results, and generates new approaches to understanding and serving students with difficulties in literacy and numeracy. The book represents a departure from conventional wisdom as most scholars and graduate students draw upon ideas from only one of the three domains focal in the book and usually from one single or dominant theoretical frame. Typically, readers will affiliate with reading education, mathematics education, or learning disabilities and belong to one of the corresponding professional associations such as IRA, NCTM, or CLD. This book’s scope will open a scholarly forum for engaging readers with a familiarity with one of these domains while providing insight into the others on offer in the book.

Reading and Learning Difficulties

Reading and Learning Difficulties

Approaches to Teaching and Assessment

  • Author: Peter Stuart Westwood
  • Publisher: Aust Council for Ed Research
  • ISBN: 086431390X
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 144
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This book is a guide to teaching reading more effectively to a wide range of children. It presents various research-supported approaches to teaching, explains why learning problems sometimes occur, and what can be done to prevent or overcome these difficulties.-- back cover, ed.

The Trouble with Maths

The Trouble with Maths

A Practical Guide to Helping Learners with Numeracy Difficulties

  • Author: Steve Chinn
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136651772
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 184
  • View: 7260
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Now in a second edition, the award-winning The Trouble with Maths offers important insights into the often confusing world of numeracy. By looking at learning difficulties in maths from several perspectives, including the language of mathematics, thinking styles and the demands of individual topics, this book offers a complete overview of the most common problems associated with mathematics teaching and learning. It draws on tried-and-tested methods based on research and the author’s many years of classroom experience to provide an authoritative yet highly accessible one-stop classroom resource. Combining advice, guidance and practical activities, this user-friendly guide will enable you to: develop flexible thinking skills; use alternative strategies for pupils to access basic facts; understand the implications of pre-requisite skills, such as working memory, on learning; implement effective preventative measures before disaffection sets in; recognise maths anxiety and tackle self-esteem problems; tackle the difficulties with word problems that many pupils may have; select appropriate materials to enhance understanding. With useful features such as checklists for the evaluation of books, an outline for setting up an inclusive Maths Department policy and a brand new chapter on materials, manipulatives and communication, this book will equip you with the essential skills to tackle your pupils’ maths difficulties and improve standards. This book will be useful for all teachers, classroom assistants, learning support assistants and parents who have pupils who underachieve with maths.

More Trouble with Maths

More Trouble with Maths

A Complete Guide to Identifying and Diagnosing Mathematical Difficulties

  • Author: Steve Chinn
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 0415670136
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 181
  • View: 4315
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There are many factors that can contribute to the learning difficulties children and adults have with mathematics. These include poor working memory, difficulties in retrieving so-called 'basic' facts and the ability to remember and apply formulas and procedures correctly. This highly practical teacher resource is for anyone who would like to accurately and effectively identify dyscalculia amongst their pupils. Written in an engaging and user-friendly style, Steve Chinn draws on his extensive experience and expertise and shows how to consider all the factors relating to mathematical learning difficulties explains how these factors can be investigated explores their impact on learning discusses and provides a range of tests ranging from pre-requisite skills such as working memory to a critique of normative tests for mathematics knowledge and skills. The book will guide the reader in the interpretation of tests, emphasising the need for a clinical approach when assessing individuals, and shows how diagnosis and assessment can become part of everyday teaching. This resource also includes pragmatic tests which can be implemented in the classroom, and shows how identifying the barriers is the first step in setting up any programme of intervention.

Mathematics for Children with Severe and Profound Learning Difficulties

Mathematics for Children with Severe and Profound Learning Difficulties

  • Author: Les Staves
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134122667
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 116
  • View: 1356
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The book will covers a wide range of approaches to teaching and learning and demonstrates how mathematics can be related to personal and social development, communication and thinking skills. Written with the non-specialist in mind and including plenty of practical examples, it will make useful reading for teachers in mainstream and special schools, and learning support assistants. Early years practitioners and teachers in training may find the book useful for its descriptions of how children acquire their foundation of early mathematics and numeracy skills.

Understanding Dyscalculia and Numeracy Difficulties

Understanding Dyscalculia and Numeracy Difficulties

A Guide for Parents, Teachers and Other Professionals

  • Author: Jane Emerson,Patricia Babtie
  • Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • ISBN: 0857007548
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 184
  • View: 600
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Dyscalculia is a specific learning difficulty that affects the acquisition of numerical skills. A far larger number of pupils, while not dyscalculic, fail to acquire the basic numerical skills required for everyday life. Whatever the cause of poor numeracy it is essential that these difficulties are identified and addressed. This book looks at how adults can help identify each child's specific areas of difficulty and describes a multi-sensory approach that can be adapted for the needs of each student to help them better understand numbers and apply that understanding to solve problems. It covers the origins of number sense and how the brain deals with numbers, assessment, planning intervention, what to teach and how to teach it, and how parents can help their children. This straightforward guide will be essential reading for any parent, teacher or education professional working with a child with dyscalculia or numeracy difficulties.

The Dyscalculia Toolkit

The Dyscalculia Toolkit

Supporting Learning Difficulties in Maths

  • Author: Ronit Bird
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1446205037
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 160
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Includes CD-Rom `This is an excellent resource...suitable for use with all learners between the ages of 7 and 14, but particularly for supporting pupils experiencing significant and specific difficulties in mathematics' - SENCO Update 'Yes!! This book is a winner. At last someone is addressing in detail many of the challenges these students are meeting....A wonderful toolkit!' - Jenny Stent, SENCO, International Student Co-ordinator, Hankanui School, Hamilton, New Zealand `Who says numbers are boring?! This is a bright and inviting addition to any good support library...this toolkit does what it says on the packet. A ready to run resource that is very user friendly. Lots of game based activities with clear instructions. Ideas would be useful for students with specific difficulties however the fun based element will help all students enjoy working with numbers' - TES website `This book and CD contains a fine assortment of 200 teaching activities and 40 practical games for teaching the basics of numeracy' - Times Educational Supplement `Finally, a book which understands! This book is full of pain-free games and activities which show that the author really gets dyscalculia. Things are broken down well so there are opportunities to build up basic understanding without getting bogged down and overwhelmed - and never a worksheet in sight. Now my daughter is happy to sit down and do maths with me. I'm really delighted with this - it has filled a real gap' - Amazon Reviewer `This book is absolutely brilliant! I would highly recommend it to any parent or teacher who has a child or children with numberwork difficulties. Very easy and exciting to use' - Amazon Reviewer This collection of 200 teaching activities and 40 games to use with pupils who struggle with maths is based on the author's years of experience in schools, working with dyslexic, dyspraxic and dyscalculic pupils - but all the suggested strategies are equally suitable for teaching the basics of numeracy to any pupil aged 7 to 14. The toolkit covers: - early number work with numbers under 10 - basic calculations with numbers above 10 - place value - times tables, multiplication and division The activities and games provided can be used with individuals, pairs or small groups of pupils, and the CD-rom accompanying the book contains printable and photocopiable resources.

Learning and Learning Difficulties

Learning and Learning Difficulties

Approaches to teaching and assessment

  • Author: Peter Westwood
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136774416
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 192
  • View: 8885
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This book supports inclusive practice by examining learning difficulties within the context of how humans learn and how teaching can create or prevent problems. It includes: a detailed look at different perspectives on human learning practical teaching approaches grounded in sound theory information on moderate to sever difficulties in literacy and numeracy. This is an essential reference for SENCOs, staff working as part of a support unit or in special schools, LEA advisers, teachers and TAs.