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Numeracy and Learning Difficulties: Approaches to Teaching and Assessment

Numeracy and Learning Difficulties is a comprehensive guide that examines the different ways students acquire mathematical skills, and helps teachers develop flexible teaching methods to suit these varied ways of learning.

It also discusses common areas of learning difficulty in mathematics and ‘why students fail’. It looks at ways teachers can determine gaps in students’ knowledge, how to develop curricula to address these gaps, and problem solving strategies and skills as a means of improving numerical literacy.

Drawing on research from the fields of developmental and cognitive psychology, Peter Westwood presents a case for high-quality ‘first teaching’ to prevent students failing in the initial acquisition of numeracy skills.
Publication Details
Name of Publisher: ACER Press
Place of Publication: Camberwell, Vic.
Resource Type: Monograph
ISBN: 9780864313416
Publication Year: 2000
Subject Covered: Primary education; Mathematics ; Education (Theory & practice)