By Richard Ashcroft, Steve Chinn

ISBN-10: 0470026928

ISBN-13: 9780470026922

Arithmetic for Dyslexics: together with Dyscalculia, third version discusses the standards that give a contribution to the capability problems many dyslexic newbies can have with arithmetic, and indicates methods of addressing those problems. the 1st chapters think about the theoretical heritage. The later chapters examine sensible equipment, that could aid dyslexic inexperienced persons. The booklet is designed to be finished and to aid academics, help assistants, and fogeys comprehend the learner and to benefit a variety of abilities and therefore boost self assurance and competence in operating with dyslexic students.

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The learner may not be able to ‘hold’ the visual image of the sum he is trying to solve. He may not be able to hold the sum in visual or auditory memory while he searches for a necessary number fact (Indeed the working out of that fact, say 9 + 6 by counting on, may overload the memory and leave him not remembering the initial sum). Short-term memory may also handicap the interpretation of a series. For example, if the series has five items before repetition as in abcedabcdeabcdeab . . and the child analyses within his short-term memory capacity of three items, he gets abc, dea, bcd, efa .

Factors that may Contribute to Learning Difficulties in Mathematics 27 Harries and Sutherland (1999) carried out an international comparison of primary school textbooks (pre-dating the introduction of the NNS in the United Kingdom). Their observations focus more on the ways that the structure of numeracy is developed in books from different countries rather than the design, layout and language, but they do make the interesting observation that the use of colour in the United Kingdom and the United States is more for decorative purposes than for instructional gains.

There is an additional problem if the teacher’s style is also inflexible and unresponsive to the learner’s style. For example, marks awarded for different problem-solving styles may vary from teacher to teacher (Chinn, 1994). This particular facet of mathematics learning and teaching was highlighted by Cockcroft (1982), who stated (in Section 242): We are aware that there are some teachers who would wish us to indicate a definitive style for the teaching of mathematics, but we do not believe this is either desirable or possible.

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