Education

The Trouble with Maths

Author: Steve Chinn

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 512

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 * use alternative strategies for pupils to access basic facts * implement effective preventative measures before disaffection sets in * recognise maths anxiety and tackle self-esteem problems * make accurate ongoing assessments of pupils' difficulties * design informal diagnostic procedures. 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.
Business & Economics

The Trouble with Maths

Author: Stephen J. Chinn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 179

View: 582

Looks at learning difficulties in mathemtics from several perspectives, including the language of mathematics, thinking styles, and the demands of individual topics.
Education

More Trouble with Maths

Author: Steve Chinn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 220

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.
Education

More Trouble with Maths

Author: Steve Chinn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 181

View: 316

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.
Education

The Routledge International Handbook of Dyscalculia and Mathematical Learning Difficulties

Author: Steve Chinn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 460

View: 640

Mathematics plays an important part in every person’s life, so why isn’t everyone good at it? The Routledge International Handbook of Dyscalculia and Mathematical Learning Difficulties brings together commissioned pieces by a range of hand-picked influential, international authors from a variety of disciplines, all of whom share a high public profile. More than fifty experts write about mathematics learning difficulties and disabilities from a range of perspectives and answer questions such as: What are mathematics learning difficulties and disabilities? What are the key skills and concepts for learning mathematics? How will IT help, now and in the future? What is the role of language and vocabulary? How should we teach mathematics? By posing notoriously difficult questions such as these and studying the answers The Routledge International Handbook of Dyscalculia and Mathematical Learning Difficulties is the authoritative volume and is essential reading for academics in the field of mathematics. It is an incredibly important contribution to the study of dyscalculia and mathematical difficulties in children and young adults.
Mathematics

The Fear of Maths

Author: Steve Chinn

Publisher: Souvenir PressLtd

ISBN:

Category: Mathematics

Page: 160

View: 214

Employing a practical and empathetic approach, this mathematics resource advocates for a new teaching methodology that removes any anxiety associated with math. Covering topics such as addition, multiplication tables, fractions, probabilities, algebra, and ratios, this book enables readers to feel in control and to understand, for the first time, how math can be used in one’s daily life. With techniques that link facts, procedures, and ideas, both teachers and students will find this easily accessible work provides a stable foundation upon which an advanced understanding of mathematics can be built.
Education

Dealing with Dyscalculia

Author: Steve Chinn

Publisher: Souvenir PressLtd

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 170

View: 499

Presenting a new method for learning math, this guide is for people who have dyscalculia, a condition characterized by mathematical ability substantially below expectation given a person's age, general intelligence, and education. Dyscalculia can affect a person's life in many ways—from dealing with a financial budget to keeping track of time—and this sympathetic, accessible book helps make everyday math easier. It offers alternative techniques for adding, subtracting, dividing, multiplying, fractions, and percentages in an unconventional and relaxed way. Developing one of the most important skills in life enables those with dyscalculia to build confidence in using numbers and feel in control.
Education

Supporting Early Mathematical Development

Author: Caroline McGrath

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 264

View: 349

Supporting Early Mathematical Development is an essential text for current Early Years practitioners and students, offering an excellent blend of theory and practice that will enable you to provide successful mathematical education for children from birth to eight years old. Charting the delivery of mathematical development in Playgroups, Children's Centres, Nurseries and Primary Schools, it forges links between current practice and fundamental Early Years principles and makes suggestions for creating effective pedagogies in maths teaching. Promoting mathematical development through play-based learning, this book presents: a wealth of practical multi-sensory teaching strategies instructional methodologies activity ideas incorporating play, books, songs, cookery and the outdoors examples of children's work advice on translating theory into practice questions for reflective practice. Throughout the book, Caroline McGrath breaks down the complexity of teaching and learning mathematics into simple steps and guides readers through possible gaps in their knowledge, bringing fresh enthusiasm to teaching mathematics. This is an invaluable resource for practitioners and trainee teachers wishing to strengthen their mathematical teaching and professional practice, or for students on a wide range of Early Years courses.
Schools

Schools for Special Needs 2007-2008

Author: Gabbitas Educational Consultants

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Schools

Page: 669

View: 199

The definitive guide to special needs education in the UK, fully revised and updated for this new edition. Special needs provision has changed rapidly in recent years, and finding the right school is increasingly complicated for parents and their supporting professionals. Schools for Special Needs explains the system and the application/selection processes involved, and offers parents comprehensive independent advice on how to identify the need for special education and how to make the right choices. With details of over 2,000 establishments and guidance from experts in all sectors of special education, this book is an indispensable aid to all those (professional and laypeople) investigating the legal and practical aspects of ensuring suitable educational provision for children and young people at all stages in education.