33 Ways to Help with Numeracy: Supporting Children who Struggle with Basic Skills, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

33 Ways to Help with Numeracy

Supporting Children who Struggle with Basic Skills, 1st Edition

By Brian Sharp


124 pages

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Thirty Three Ways to Help with Numeracy equips teachers and teaching assistants with a wide range of practical resources to help children who are having difficulties learning the basic skills of numeracy. By providing a range of activities and games which engage children and encourage motivation in the classroom, the book provides ready-to-use exercises that don’t need lengthy forward preparation. Any materials needed are readily available in the classroom or are provided here to photocopy. The activities are designed using a range of different learning styles to:

  • build learners’ confidence and self esteem
  • develop reasoning and thinking about physical number situations
  • encourage discussions
  • explore numbers by doing

The activities can be used with individual children, groups or the whole class. The introduction at the head of each activity describes precisely what it aims to teach the child, followed by clear, concise instructions on how to play each game.

Teachers, SENCos and Teaching Assistants will welcome this helpful resource, which complements Thirty Three Ways to Help with Reading also available from Routledge.

Table of Contents

1. Beginning with counting 2. Developing counting and finding the value of numbers 3. Using visual and concrete activities to support calculation 4. Organising thinking to aid calculation 5. Time 6. Understanding fractions

About the Author

Brian Sharp works as a mathematics consultant for Herefordshire, providing training and advice to teachers within the county and at national conferences.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Elementary
EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / Mathematics