Indeed they sometimes struggle so much that it is possible to believe that these children might be suffering from dyscalculia.
And yet at the same time it is obvious that they are not totally lacking in the field of mathematical concepts.
A typical case might involve someone who understands the concept of number, addition and subtraction, but is utterly lost when it comes to multiplication. Another pupil may have grasped most of the fundamentals but needs to go back over some points of detail.
It is to help such pupils that we have produced Dyscalculia Practice Activities– a copiable volume that brings together elements of our earlier three Dyscalculia Activities volumes.
While some pupils clearly need the in-depth help of a volume in the Dyscalculia Activities series, Dyscalculia Practice Activities is intended for those pupils who show dyscalculic tendencies but who are able to grasp some of the fundamental elements of basic maths.
Dyscalculia Practice Activities includes a huge range of projects for pupils who can benefit by working through the fundamentals for maths (the four functions, shapes, fractions, percentages and time) step-by-step in a multi-sensory manner.
The aim of the book is to encourage activity that puts the whole of the basic maths curriculum into a context that can then be used as the pupil progresses to more advanced work.
The volume consists of sessions in which a teacher or assistant teacher works with an individual or small group of individuals on the projects in a multi-sensory manner using coloured counters, cut-out shapes, memory cards and the like.
Please note that the coloured counters and memory cards are not provided with the copiable book, but can be ordered separately. Details are at http://shop.firstandbest.co.uk/index.php?cPath=29
Sample pages can be viewed at http://www.pdf.firstandbest.co.uk/dyscalculia/T1782.pdf
ISBN: 978 1 86083 820 0; Order code: T1782emn
The volume is available as…
Photocopiable book, £24.95 plus £3.95 delivery
CD with school-wide rights: £24.95 plus £3.95 delivery
Both the Book and the CD: £31.94 plus £3.95 delivery
Prices include VAT.
You can purchase the book or CD…
By post to First and Best, Hamilton House, Earlstrees Ct., Earlstrees Way, Corby, NN17 4HH
On the phone with a school order number at 01536 399 011
By fax to 01536 399 012
On line with a credit card at http://shop.firstandbest.co.uk/product_info.php?products_id=757