Assessment for Teaching and Intervention
- Robert J Wright - Southern Cross University, Australia
- James Martland - University of Liverpool, UK
- Ann K Stafford - Mathematics Recovery, South Carolina
This best-selling text has been fully updated to include developments and refinements brought about by widespread international application of the assessment tools in the acclaimed Mathematics Recovery Program. This revised version of Early Numeracy: Assessment for Teaching and Intervention helps teachers identify children's difficulties and misconceptions, and become more skilled and confident in planning programs for intervention and monitoring children's progress.
This new edition includes:
- Integrated frameworks of tasks for assessing children's knowledge and strategies
- Four separate and revised diagnostic assessment interviews
- Assessments for addition and subtraction strategies, base ten arithmetical strategies, early grouping strategies, and advanced grouping strategies
'Unlike many book based on research work this book doesn't just let teachers know what is going wrong with children's learning it actually gives some practical advice about what to do next. The whole book is based upon extensive observation and recording of individual children and their difficulties with mathematics. These children are the most difficult to plan for in a busy classroom and the authors appreciate the small steps and the different learning styles approaches needed for these children. This approach fits well with the NNS wave and springboard materials but takes the analysis of the individual's difficulties to a more detailed level. The book brings together research carried out across a range of countries and therefore shows the versatility of the approaches taken. This will be a very useful book for trainee teachers as it exemplifies how to use assessment to feed into teaching. It will be helpful for class teachers and mathematics co-ordinators as well as SENCOs to assist in improving the teaching and learning for specific children in our schools' - Mary Briggs, Primary and Early Years PGCE Co-ordinator, Institute of Education, University of Warwick
'This is a highly practical resource that will be appreciated by classroom and specialist teachers alike. It will provide teachers new to the Math Recovery program with practical help and support to diagnose errors and misconceptions in early numeracy. Practicing Math Recovery Specialists will be thrilled with the addition of four new highly focused assessments and an elaboration of the Learning Framework in Number.
Early Numeracy is admirably grounded in international research and well-established theory, characteristics that are much sought after in the current data driven educational environment.
Like many others, I was drawn to Math Recovery after reading the first edition of Early Numeracy. This second edition is a treasure - it is exciting to consider the impact it will have on children and teachers, and to the growth of the Math Recovery program' - Audrey Murray, Lead Teacher, Midwest Math Recovery Training Center, Minneapolis
This is a useful and comprehensive guide to assessment of early numeracy that will be useful for the library.
Given as extra reading for early years specialists.
This is a thorough text, but specifically refers to maths recovery assessment. At this time we are looking for a more general text on maths assessment, so it does not serve our purpose. It does however offer practical advice on how to identify misconceptions and support children when addressing them.
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