Maths Discovery (Nippy Numbers) is a multi-sensory
programme for the teaching of numeracy, based on the innovative work of Professor
Sharma, University of Boston, U.S.A. It is suitable for first-time, slow-to-start,
dyslexic and dyscalculic students of all ages, including adults. Available from: www.syntheticphonics.net/
This programme uses work sheets to be completed at home, available
by correspondence or through weekly support classes. It uses
a step-by-step, repetitive approach which is helpful for some children.
The course is designed for work to be done everyday including
weekends and holidays - check that your child is willing to
do this. N.B. Kumon English is NOT recommended.
The Myth of Ability: Nurturing Mathematical Talent in Every Child by John Mighton- scroll down for a review by Tom Burkard
Dictionary. Robson. Pub. Newby Books. Very inexpensive,
suitable for revision of basic mathematical knowledge. Uses
easy-to-understand language and simple diagrams.
Books by David Sharp: Plus 1: an introductory maths coaching
system. Power of 2: basic mental maths using one-to-one coaching,
for age 7+. Uses a similar tick-box marking system to that in Toe-by-Toe. Book, 'Perform Time' dealing with all
aspects of time.
Squared paper is helpful for organising numbers on the page (one digit per square) and a ruler should be used for drawing lines.
- Dice, dominoes and board games - bought or home made - can improve mental arithmetic and strategy skills. http://education.guardian.co.uk/schools/story/0,,2267895,00.html Board games 'boost early maths skills'.
- Once a child begins to understand the concept of 'place value' in our number system, it is beneficial if they have regular practice. www.edhelper.com/place_value.htm and http://education.jlab.org/placevalue/index.html
- There are two main subtraction methods - 'equal addition' (also called 'borrow and pay back') and 'decomposition', which is the method usually taught in schools today. It is important to note that neither method is superior to the other (Russell) but many children find the 'equal addition' method the easiest to use as it involves less memory load and sequencing -the equal addition method is explained and illustrated here: http://societyforqualityeducation.org/stairway2math/MATHSHEET06,_Easier_Subtraction.pdf
Stairway to Math: free, remedial maths worksheets
Free maths worksheets
Help with algebra
Free downloads and resources- nets, clock faces, money etc.
Domino maths printable activities.
Number worksheets for pre-school age.