Teaching Mathematics to Low Attainers, 8-12

Teaching Mathematics to Low Attainers, 8-12


By (author) Derek Haylock

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  • Publisher: Paul Chapman Publishing Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 212mm x 16mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 5 September 2000
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1853961515
  • ISBN 13: 9781853961519
  • Illustrations note: 1, black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 635,867

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'This is a super, practical book on a neglected area of concern' - Times Education Supplement This book for student-teachers and teachers is concerned with the problems of teaching primary and middle school children whose attainment in mathematics compares unfavourably with that of their contemporaries. Drawing on his classroom-based research with low-attaining children in the age range of eight to 12 years years, the author discusses the factors associated with their low attainment and proposes a strategy for teaching them.

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Author information

Derek Haylock is an education consultant and writer in the field of mathematics education. He is a Senior Fellow in Education at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, where he worked for over 30 years in primary teacher training and in education research. He is a major author in education, with a large number of published books and chapters in books. His best-selling Mathematics Explained for Primary Teachers (Sage) has been the leader in the field for many years, with a fourth edition published in 2010. Derek's work is characterized by a commitment to explain mathematics in simple and accessible ways and to enable the subject to be taught and learnt with understanding and confidence. He is married, with two grown-up daughters and three grandsons. Outside of mathematics, he is a Free Church elder, plays the trumpet, and is passionate about classical music, cricket, walking (quickly) and cycling (slowly). Derek Haylock has a website at: http://derek-haylock.blogspot.com/

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'This is a super, practical book on a neglected area of concern' - Times Education Supplement

Table of contents

Introduction Groans Themes and Labels Case Studies of Low Attainers in Mathematics Factors in Low Attainment in Mathematics Strategies for Teaching Low Attainers in Mathematics Place Value Measurement for Low Attainers Choosing the Operation Confidence with Number Using Maths to Make Things Happen Money for Low Attainers A Scheme of Work