Covers all the topics in basic mathematics. You'll learn the definitions of such terms as "proportion"and "hexomino," and grasp the concepts behind algebra, statistics, and other processes. The book's alphabetical arrangement helps you quickly home in on any topic. Everyone will find something of interest in this wide-ranging guide to mathematics. The perfect antidote to math anxiety, it's an invaluable resource for parents and students, home schoolers, teachers, and anyone else who wants to improve his or her math skills.
Includes Reviews of existing policy and research; Case studies of real student experiences; Practical activities to support the planning, teaching and assessment of adult numeracy. An essential resource for trainee and practising teachers of adult numeracy and mathematics. Covers methods of teaching specific mathematical topics to more general explorations of dyscalculia and emotional factors in adult learners.
This book supports trainee teachers in the Lifelong Learning Sector in the assessment of their numeracy knowledge. A self-audit section is included to help trainees understand their level of competence and confidence in numeracy and will help them identify any gaps in their knowledge and skills. This is followed by exercises and activities to support and enhance learning. The book covers all the content of the LLUK standards for the minimum core for numeracy. Coverage and assessment of the minimum core have to be embedded in all Certificate and Diploma courses leading to QTLS and ATLS status.
The trouble with Maths by Steve Chinn
Publication Date: 2013
Offers insights into the often confusing world of numeracy, looking at learning difficulties in maths from several perspectives, including the language of maths, thinking styles and the demands of individual topics. Combining advice, guidance and practical activities, it will enable you to develop flexible thinking skills; use alternative strategies for pupils to access basic facts; understand the implications of pre-requisite skills, such as working memory, on learning; implement effective preventative measures before disaffection sets in; recognise maths anxiety and tackle self-esteem problems and tackle the difficulties with word problems that many pupils may have.