Elementary Mathematics and Language Difficulties

  • ID: 2222948
  • Book
  • 200 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Three questions provide the structure of the book: What are the specific learning characteristics of children with language difficulties? What are the critical points where such characteristics lead to difficulties in the mathematical syllabus? What can be done about them?The book is in two parts. Part One raises the problems, looks at research and suggests methods. Part Two picks up some of the methods and describes them in detail for the practitioner wanting to try them.
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Part One: Features of Children with Language Difficulties: Consequences for Learning and Teaching Elementrary Mathematics.

Chapter 1 Weakness in Symbolic Understanding.

Introducing the feature.

Critical points in the elementary mathematical syllabus.

Summary

Chapter 2 Weakness in Organizational Skills.

Introducing the feature.

Critical points in the elemtary mathematical syllabus.

Summary.

Chapter 3 Memory Weakness.

Introducing the feature.

Critical points in the elemtary mathematical syllabus.

Summary.

Chapter 4 Additional Weaknesses.

Summary

Chapter 5 A Social Dimension.

Part Two: Practical Work: Additional Suggestions.

Unit 1 Non-Count Work.

Unit 2 Early Number Work.

Unit 3 Understanding Sums and Symbols.

Unit 4 Understanding the Decimal System.

Unit 5 Money and Time.

Unit 6 Improving Spatial Ability.

Unit 7 Miscellaneous Exercises.

References.

Appendix (materials).
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