The Teaching Assistant's Guide to Numeracy

The Teaching Assistant's Guide to Numeracy

by Sara Fielder


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780826496065
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 12/26/2007
Series: Teaching Assistant's Series
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 5.36(w) x 7.77(h) x 0.39(d)

About the Author

Sara Fielder is a freelance education consultant with a background in teaching and in advising schools on mathematics training. She now organises and runs induction training for teaching assistants new to the profession.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 What is numeracy?

What does it mean to be numerate?

Numeracy and mathematics, mathematics and numeracy

What is taught as 'mathematics'?

So what is your role within the lesson?

Blocks of work

The Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum

Looking at the levels of attainment

Supporting children working below level 1

Chapter 2 Key mathematical skills

Progression in mathematics

Understanding and application of counting

Understanding and application of the position of numbers

Memory and retention

Individual and group education plans

Ideas for activities

Chapter 3 Working with the teacher

Your role in the mathematics lesson

The mental and oral part of the lesson

The main part of the lesson

The plenary

Using the teacher's planning

Assessing pupils' learning

Marking pupils' work

Ways of feeding back to the teacher

Chapter 4 The effective use of resources

A feel for number — the 'fiveness' of five

Recognition of the written number

Number tracks and squares

A blank or empty number line

An understanding of place value

Making a resources 'kit'

Using ICT to motivate learners

Chapter 5 Using intervention materials

What is differentiation?

Identifying specific learning difficulties in mathematics

Published support/differentiated materials

Supporting low attainers using Wave 3 materials

Supporting EAL learners

Chapter 6 The art of questioning — speaking and listening

The importance of questioning

The use of open and closed questions

Turning a question into a problem to be solved

Using role play

Speaking and listening strategies

Chapter 7 Towards an effective written calculation method

Methods for calculation

Written methods for addition




Chapter 8 Working with more able mathematicians

Your role as TA

Asking the right questions

Talking through and answering questions

Acceleration, enrichment and extension

Types of enrichment activities

Chapter 9 Resources

General qualifications and courses

Mathematics-specific training — when supporting children

Mathematics-specific training — for yourself

Published materials and websites

Glossary of terms

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