'This is a super, practical book on a neglected area of concern' - Times Education Supplement
This book for student-teachers and teachers is concerned with the problems of teaching primary and middle school children whose attainment in mathematics compares unfavourably with that of their contemporaries. Drawing on his classroom-based research with low-attaining children in the age range of eight to 12 years years, the author discusses the factors associated with their low attainment and proposes a strategy for teaching them.
About the Author
Derek Haylock is an education writer, with an extensive list of publications in the field of mathematics education. He worked for over 30 years in teacher education, both initial and in-service, and was Co-Director of Primary Initial Teacher Training and responsible for the mathematics components of the primary programmes at the University of East Anglia (UEA) in Norwich. He has considerable practical experience of teaching and researching in primary classrooms. His work in mathematics education has taken him to Germany, Belgium, Lesotho, Kenya, Brunei, India and Sweden. As well as his publications in the field of education, he has written seven books of Christian drama for young people and a Christmas musical (published by Church House/National Society). For 15 years after his time at UEA, he was in great demand as a consultant and professional speaker. His work as a writer continues.
Table of Contents
IntroductionGroansThemes and LabelsCase Studies of Low Attainers in MathematicsFactors in Low Attainment in MathematicsStrategies for Teaching Low Attainers in MathematicsPlace ValueMeasurement for Low AttainersChoosing the OperationConfidence with NumberUsing Maths to Make Things HappenMoney for Low Attainers A Scheme of Work