New book: The trouble with maths
Date posted: October 22, 2012
New in the library!
The trouble with maths: a practical guide to helping learners with numeracy difficulties. 2nd ed.
Steve Chinn. London: Routledge, 2012.
This book looks at learning difficulties in maths from several perspectives, including the language of mathematics, thinking styles and the demands of individual topics. It offers a complete overview of the most common problems associated with mathematics teaching and learning. Combining advice, guidance and practical activities, this user-friendly guide covers: developing flexible thinking skills; using alternative strategies for pupils to access basic facts; understanding the implications of prerequisite skills, such as working memory, on learning; recognizing maths anxiety and tackling self-esteem problems; tackling the difficulties with word problems that many pupils may have; and selecting appropriate materials to enhance understanding.
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