Dyscalculia activities 1: addition to division
Formerly named Practical Activities for Children with Dyscalculia
One in 20 children is believed to have such problems in understanding basic maths that the child can reasonably be called dyscalculic.
Dyscalculia activities 1 is the first ever book that can be used by teachers working with individuals or small groups of such children. The book provides a series of activities that will resolve the mathematical block that many of these children face, in a series of small group or individual lessons.
By working through these activities children who have fundamental problems in handling the most basic of mathematical concepts will learn how to handle numbers, sequences, addition, multiplication, subtraction and division. The book takes the child from the concept of higher and lower to division by numbers over 12.
Dyscalculia activities 1 works from the basis that virtually all children who have particular difficulties with mathematics have these problems because they have failed to grasp one or more of the fundamental principles of maths, and it is this that causes their subsequent problems. The book takes the children through these fundamentals using a newly developed multi-sensory approach alongside conventional notation of maths.
It is not anticipated that most children will need to work through the whole book; rather the volume is constructed so that the teacher can direct the pupil to work on specific topics in order to clarify issues previously misunderstood.
The school will need to provide a series of coloured counters (such as those used with games of Ludo or tiddlywinks) and for some of the later work, a set of cards.
Dyscalculia activities 1 is photocopiable throughout and available on CD Rom so that, where it is deemed desirable, sections may be copied and handed over to parents so that they can work with the child at home on simple exercises. For situations where parents are particularly supportive a separate Parents Edition of the exercises is available at a reduced cost for schools that have purchased this edition.
Cat No: 978 1 86083 710 4