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Supporting Mathematical Thinking

1st Edition

Edited by Anne Watson, Jenny Houssart, Caroline Roaf


164 pages

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To what extent do curriculum subjects, particularly highly abstract ones such as Mathematics, have their own unique special needs?

This book celebrates the work done by subject specialists in mainstream classrooms to promote inclusive practice. It describes new and creative ways of developing mathematical thinking among pupils. Each chapter demonstrates reflective minds at work, close observation of learners, willingness to understand the students’ thinking process and patient commitment to students over long periods of time.

Features of the book include:

  • how low-attaining students can think mathematically
  • numeracy recovery
  • task refusal in primary mathematics
  • progression in written calculation strategies for division
  • using graphic calculators with low-attaining pupils
  • generalising arithmetic: an alternative to algebra
  • learning support assistants in mathematics lessons
  • inclusion and entitlement, equality of opportunity and quality of curriculum provision.

About the Series

nasen spotlight

The nasen spotlight series provides practical guidance and tried-and-tested resources for all schools and professionals involved in supporting Special Educational Needs. Written by leading experts and covering a wide range of important issues relating to SEN, the books include accessible explanations and examples of best practice, as well as tools and techniques that you can use to improve provision in school. Several new books are published each year to reflect your changing professional needs, and the whole series is brought to you by nasen, the leading organisation representing SEN professionals.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Decision-Making & Problem Solving
EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / Mathematics