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Effective Teaching Strategies for Dyscalculia and Learning Difficulties in Mathematics
Perspectives from Cognitive Neuroscience





ISBN 9781032151427
Published March 29, 2022 by Routledge
312 Pages 56 Color & 114 B/W Illustrations

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Effective Teaching Strategies for Dyscalculia and Learning Difficulties in Mathematics provides an essential bridge between scientific research and practical interventions with children. It unpacks what we know about the possible cognitive causation of mathematical difficulties in order to improve teaching and therefore learning.

Each chapter considers a specific domain of children’s numerical development: counting and the understanding of numbers, understanding of the base-10 system, arithmetic, word problem solving, and understanding rational numbers. The accessible guidance includes a literature review on each topic, surveying how each process develops in children, the difficulties encountered at that level by some pupils, and the intervention studies that have been published. It guides the reader step-by-step through practical guidelines of how to assess these processes and how to build an intervention to help children master them.

Illustrated throughout with examples of materials used in the effective interventions described, this essential guide offers deep understanding and effective strategies for developmental and educational psychologists, special educational needs and/or disabilities coordinators, and teachers working with children experiencing mathematical difficulties.

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Biography

Marie-Pascale Noël is professor of psychology at the UCLouvain University in Belgium and senior researcher at the National Research Fund of Belgium. She has been interested in numerical development and math learning difficulties for many years. She teaches this matter in Belgium and abroad. She is also the head of a clinical centre in child neuropsychology.

Giannis Karagiannakis is a mathematician and a fellow researcher at the University of Athens. For many years he has been interested in numerical cognition, publishing related work. He leads training courses for educators worldwide for differentiation for learning maths. He is Chief Scientific Officer of the MathPro Education.

Reviews

"In this engaging book, Noel and Karagiannakis provide a state-of-the art, evidence-based overview of methods and tools to help children with mathematical learning difficulties, such as Developmental Dyscalculia. This book represents an invaluable resources for educators working with students who present with mathematical learning difficulties"

- Daniel Ansari, Full Professor at the Department of Psychology & Faculty of Education, University of Western Ontario