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1st Edition

Teaching Foundation Mathematics
A Guide for Teachers of Older Students with Learning Difficulties

ISBN 9780415451642
Published March 28, 2008 by Routledge
200 Pages

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Book Description

This fully photocopiable resource will provide essential materials for anyone teaching pre-entry or foundation Maths in secondary schools and further education. Teaching Foundation Mathematics is developed to provide age appropriate material for adult learners with moderate to severe learning difficulties and/or disabilities and for children, over twelve, with special needs. It will also prove useful to teachers training to work with these learners.

Thirty ready-to-use lessons are at your fingertips in this book, complete with tutor’s notes, teaching objectives, detailed lesson plans and photocopiable worksheets, where appropriate. The lessons are divided into three areas – number, shape and measure.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the book  NUMBER  Introduction to Number  Lesson N1 – Cardinal Numbers  Lesson N2 – Ordinal Numbers  Lesson N3 – Card Bingo  Lesson N4 – Number Lines  Lesson N5 – Addition and Subtraction  Lesson N6 – Bar Charts  Lesson N7 – Estimating  Lesson N8 – Early Multiplication  Lesson N9 – Addition and Subtraction Strips  Lesson N10 – Connecting Concepts to Symbols - Addition  MEASURE  Introduction to Measure   Lesson M1 – Length – Footprints and Handspans  Lesson M2 – Capacity  Lesson M3 – Shoe Sizes  Lesson M4 – Which Coin?  Lesson M5 – Weight  Lesson M6 – Time - David's Day  Lesson M7 – Days of The Week  Lesson M8 – Months of the Year  Lesson M9 – Strings and Things (Using the language of length)  Lesson M10 – Addition and subtraction using money  SHAPE  Introduction to Shape  Lesson S1 – Make A Shape  Lesson S2 – The Feely Box  Lesson S3 – Catch The Shape  Lesson S4 – Roll the Shape  Lesson S5 – 3D Shapes in Our Lives  Lesson S6 – Shapes in The Supermarket  Lesson S7 – Stacking Shelves  Lesson S8 – Using 2D and 3D Shapes: Investigating Nets  Lesson S9 – Measuring Right Angles

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Nadia Naggar-Smith was a Basic Skills and Key Skills lecturer and co-ordinator in Further Education at New College Nottingham and is now working with young people with mental health problems.