The Trouble with Maths: A Practical Guide to Helping Learners with Numeracy Difficulties
What is the trouble with maths?
This book 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, Steve Chinn delivers a comprehensive text that will become an essential classroom companion to anyone who uses it.
Whilst considering every aspect concerning maths and learning, this book provides a perfect balance of advice, guidance and practical activities, enabling the reader to:
* develop flexible thinking skills
With useful features such as checklists for the evaluation of books, software and test materials, this book highlights essential skills that will allow teachers to diagnose and address maths difficulties and improve standards. It draws on tried and tested methods based on the author's years of classroom experience to provide an authoritative yet highly accessible one-stop classroom resource for all teachers, classroom assistants, Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators, student teachers, and learning support staff.
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Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Factors that affect learning
Chapter 3 What the curriculum asks pupils to do and where difficulties may occur
Chapter 4 Thinking styles in mathematics
Chapter 5 Developmental perspectives
Chapter 6 The language of maths
Chapter 7 Anxiety and attributions
Chapter 8 The inconsistencies of maths
Chapter 10 The nastieslong division and fractions
Appendix 1 Further reading
Appendix 2 Checklists and resources
Appendix 3 Jog Your Memory cards for multiplication facts
Appendix 4 Setting an inclusive maths department policy
Appendix 5 Criterion referenced tests
Chapter 9 Assessment and diagnosis