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100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: Numeracy Difficulties and Dyscalculia will help develop children's foundations of numeracy with minimal equipment and preparation.
Patricia Babtie is an SEN teacher, lecturer and author who specialises in dyscalculia and numeracy difficulties. She has worked at Emerson House, a specialist centre in London, and in state and independent schools.
100 ideas for Primary Teachers: Numeracy Difficulties and Dyscalculia is rather more than its title implies .The activities can stand alone if the practice of a concept is needed but it is also a structured, cumulative guide to teaching children the basic underlying skills needed to develop a maths sense and ability, and enable them to reason. The activities are concrete and multisensory, particularly the early section on developing visual perception and directional language. It is an invaluable resource to use alongside maths teaching. -- Sue Wolfe, Primary Teacher, Thomas's Battersea, London This is an excellent book for all teachers of mathematics, from the earliest stages up until the point where children learn to use formal methods of calculations. One of the great things about this book is the way that it not only explains why some children may be having difficulties in maths, but takes you through the developmental steps they need to go through in order to achieve success in maths. This book is set out clearly and sequentially so that, as well as demonstrating the importance of foundation skills in maths, when you know what difficulties a child is experiencing you can go straight to the part of the book that will give you ideas in how to address them. This book isn't just a book for teachers of children who are struggling with maths, this book is for everyone. -- Nancy Gedge, Consultant Teacher, Driver Youth Trust, TES SEND columnist, Author of 'Inclusion for Primary School Teachers' All the games and activities have been tried-and-tested in specialist and mainstream schools and the excellent approach puts numbers into everyday contexts, removing the fear. Simple, straightforward and effective * Parents in Touch *