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Supporting Numeracy

Supporting Numeracy
A Guide for School Support Staff

February 2007 | 128 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Written for support staff, this book offers tested numeracy strategies for working with students and provides tools for expanding a staff member's own subject knowledge. Each chapter covers a different aspect of mathematics, highlighting key teaching points and common misconceptions, and case studies from teaching assistants bring the topics alive.

Readers will find guidelines for:

  • Delivering an overview of key mathematics topics
  • Introducing students to key numeracy concepts
  • Supporting learners who have difficulty understanding concepts and challenge students who have grasped them easily
  • Illustrating how numeracy links with other areas of the curriculum and with everyday life

This essential book for teaching assistants and support staff in early years and primary settings is particularly useful for anyone studying for a Foundation Degree.

Mathematics or Numeracy?
Language and Mathematics
Mental Methods
Shape, Space and Measures
Data Handling
Problem Solving

This is a useful book for students. The first chapter gives a good introduction to the subject.

Mrs Gill Fry
Education, Havering College of Further and Higher Education
February 14, 2013

A good text for learning support foundation degree students, to accompay the langage, literacy and numeracy module.

Miss Emma Baxter
School of Care, Ystrad Mynach College
November 28, 2012

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