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2nd Edition

Overcoming Dyscalculia & Difficulties with Number

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Ronit Bird

  • Overcoming Dyscalculia & Difficulties with Number

192 pages
Interest Age: 9 to 16
ISBN: 9781529767377

In writing this practical book, Ronit Bird has drawn on her teaching and training experience to create teaching plans for key numeracy topics, aimed at those working with students aged 9-16. Activities and games are used to teach numeracy skills in these key areas: number components, bridging, multiplication, division and reasoning strategies.

She provides detailed strategies for teaching numeracy skills through a progression of practical activities and visualisation techniques which build the self-esteem of students who need extra help and give them a basic foundation in number. While the plans cover the National Numeracy Strategy, they can also be used in any setting where maths is being taught.

Topics covered include:

  • games and puzzles for learning number components
  • bridging
  • multiplication
  • division
  • reasoning strategies

A bank of accompanying resources, games, activities and Su-Doku puzzles is available with the online resources included with this book.

New to this edition:

  • An updated Part I, improving the clarity and flow of the teaching ideas, including a table mapping games against specific teaching points
  • More activities and guidance for multiplication and division
  • A new Part V, consolidating new and existing teaching games in one place
  • 4 new videos added to the online resources

This is an ideal resource for class teachers, SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator) and maths subject leader, and is equally useful for teaching assistants and learning support assistants.

Table of Contents

Part I: Stop Counting in Ones

  1. How to help pupils stop counting in ones

Part II: The Bridging Technique

  1. Pre-skills for learning the bridging technique
  2. Bridging through 10
  3. Bridging through multiples of 10

Part III: The Area Model of Multiplication and Division

  1. Pre-skills for the area model of multiplication and division
  2. The area model of multiplication and division
  3. Making the transition from the area model to standard written algorithms for short and long multiplication
  4. Making the transition from the area model to standard written algorithms for short and long division

Part IV: Reasoning Strategies

  1. Reasoning Strategies

Part V: Games Collection

"The underlying teaching approach in all Ronit Bird's work is to provide the necessary concrete and practical experience in an enjoyable manner - through games and activities, not worksheets - while at the same time helping learners through the important transition between concrete and abstract calculation techniques."
- Jan Beechey, Dyslexia Review