Low Attainers in Primary Mathematics
The Whisperers and the Maths Fairy
By (author) Jenny Houssart
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Low Attainers in Primary Mathematics by Jenny Houssart
Book DescriptionIn this fascinating book, Jenny Houssart draws on close observations with children in lower mathematics sets in primary schools to investigate why some children opt out of mathematics at an early age. After introducing us to the children, she addresses a particular type of mathematical task in each chapter, including: * mental work * practical work * written work * calculators and computers * assessment tasks. Through the use of stories and quotes, the author shows how the children respond to specific tasks and presents evidence of a range of difficulties that emerge as the children are working. Each chapter ends with discussions and implications for classroom practice. Low Attainers in Primary Mathematics will be a useful resource for primary teachers, student teachers, SENCOs and teaching assistants who will all recognise these children from their own classrooms and draw insights from this highly readable book.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415315548
(216mm x 138mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Routledge Falmer
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Jun-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Drawing on close observation with children in lower mathematics sets in primary schools, this text investigates why some children opt out of mathematics at an early age. Through stories and quotes we are shown how the children respond to specific tasks and see evidence of a range of difficulties that emerge as the children are working.
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Author Biography - Jenny Houssart
Jenny Houssart is a Research Fellow at the Centre of Mathematics Education at The Open University.
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