Very Special Maths: Developing Thinking and Maths Skills for Pupils with Severe or Complex Learning Difficulties

Very Special Maths: Developing Thinking and Maths Skills for Pupils with Severe or Complex Learning Difficulties

by Les Staves

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138195530
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/05/2018
Pages: 230
Product dimensions: 6.75(w) x 9.75(h) x (d)

About the Author

Les Staves has over 45 years of experience working within special education. He is recognised internationally as a freelance writer, consultant, and trainer.

Table of Contents

About the author

PART ONE - ABOUT A SPECIAL CURRICULUM

Chapter 1: What this book is about

Chapter 2: About Curriculum attitudes and mindsets

Chapter 3: The place of maths in a very special curriculum

Chapter 4: Sensory Beginnings

Chapter 5: Introducing the Parts of Learning

PART TWO - TOOLS FOR LEARNING

Chapter 6: Introducing the Tools for Learning

Chapter 7: Physical Skills at the beginning of Thinking

Chapter 8: Schema – First Patterns of Thinking

Chapter 9: Introducing the Senses

Chapter 10: About Vision

Chapter 11: Hearing

Chapter 12: Touch and Movement

Chapter 13: Attention

Chapter 14: Perception

PART THREE - PROCESSES OF LEARNING

Chapter 15: Introducing the Processes of Learning

Chapter 16: Learning to Play

Chapter 17: There are Many ways of Playing

PART FOUR - THINKING ABOUT THINKING

Chapter 18: About the Development of Thinking

Chapter 19: Thinking with Objects and Fingers

Chapter 20: Visualisation – using all senses

Chapter 21: Thinking with Graphic Representations

Chapter 22: Using Numerals - A medium to abstract thinking.

Chapter 23: Language and Thinking.

PART FIVE - DEVELOPING MATHEMATICAL IDEAS.

Chapter 24. Introducing Aspects of Mathematical Thinking.

Chapter 25: Some sensory beginnings

Chapter 26: Comprehending Space – Shape – and Measures.

Chapter 27: Learning About Size and Comparisons.

Chapter 28: About Number Sense

Chapter 29: An Exact Number Sense

Chapter 30: An Approximate Number Sense.

Chapter 31: Understanding Comparative Value - Including Exchange and Money.

Chapter 32: Number is Like Space.

Chapter 33: Subitising – Connecting Perception with Number

Chapter 34: Counting

Chapter 35: Calculation and Big Ideas.

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