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:
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:
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.
Part I: Stop Counting in Ones
Part II: The Bridging Technique
Part III: The Area Model of Multiplication and Division
Part IV: 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