Dyslexia and Maths

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This concise text helps the reader to understand why dyslexics find maths difficult and offers practical ideas for supporting them most effectively.

It explains which areas of maths dyslexics tend to have particular difficulty with, assesses current teaching philosophies and methods, describes a framework of general learning principles that allow dyslexics to make progress in maths, and outlines a number of specific and effective teaching ...

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Overview

This concise text helps the reader to understand why dyslexics find maths difficult and offers practical ideas for supporting them most effectively.

It explains which areas of maths dyslexics tend to have particular difficulty with, assesses current teaching philosophies and methods, describes a framework of general learning principles that allow dyslexics to make progress in maths, and outlines a number of specific and effective teaching recommendations.

The book helps teachers at primary and secondary levels to better understand the maths performance of dyslexics and gives them an overview of the ways in which dyslexics can best be supported in all aspects of maths learning.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781853469657
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/23/2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 80
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.28 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Authors' Biographies
1 Overview of Contemporary Mathematics Education in Schools 1
Background 1
The special features of mathematics as a subject 2
A brief account of the most recent changes in maths teaching 4
An overview of an institutionalised progressive maths teaching approach: The National Strategy 6
Areas of maths that may be challenging for pupils 8
2 Issues for Students with Dyslexic Difficulties 11
What are the cognitive features associated with dyslexia which can affect maths learning? 13
3 Dealing with Dyslexia in Mathematics Learning 22
General teaching principles 22
Effective teaching suggestions 32
4 Further Help for Dyslexic Learners and Concluding Remarks 82
Some planning and management suggestions 82
Help with tests and examinations 86
An outline of additional resources for further staff development 93
Concluding comments 94
References 96
Index 98
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