1st Edition

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

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ISBN 9781032151427
March 29, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge
456 Pages 170 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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 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; the 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.

Table of Contents

  1. The bases of a cognitive intervention for math learning difficulties or dyscalculia
  2. Basic numerical skills

  4. Base-10 representation
  5. Arithmetic
  6. Marie-Pascale Noël, Alice De Visscher and Giannis Karagiannakis.

  7. Word problem solving

  9. Rational numbers

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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 in abroad. She is also the head of a clinical centre in child neuropsychology.

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