Dyscalculia. Action Plans for Successful Learning in Mathematics. G.Hannell. (2 Ed)
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This book provides classroom and special education teachers with a comprehensive overview of dyscalculia, providing a wealth of information and useful guidance for any practitioner. It addresses the issues in a very direct and user-friendly way, and provides an invaluable resource for teachers, TAs, and parents to ‘dip into’. With a wide range of appropriate and proven intervention strategies it guides readers through the cognitive processes that underpin success in mathematics and gives fascinating insights into why individual students struggle with maths. Readers are taken step-by-step through each aspect of the maths curriculum and each section includes:
- Examples which illustrate why particular maths difficulties occur
- Practical ‘action plans’ which help teachers optimise children’s progress in mathematics
This fully revised second edition will bring the new research findings into the practical realm of the classroom. Reflecting current knowledge, Glynis Hannell gives increased emphasis to the importance of training ‘number sense’ before teaching formalities, the role of concentration difficulties and the importance of teaching children to use strategic thinking. Recognising that mathematical learning has a neurological basis will continue to underpin the text, as this has significant practical implications for the teacher.
Although written in a very straightforward, accessible style, the book is pedagogically sound and will strike a chord with professionals. It takes readers through the cognitive process that’s underpins success in mathematics and gives examples of why difficulties occur in individual students. Readers are taken step-by-step through each stage of the maths curriculum and each section is followed by a comprehensive list of ‘action plans’. The advice is down-to-earth and achievable.