This book examines the mathematical difficulties in typical and atypical populations. It discusses the behavioural, educational and neuropsychological characteristics of people with mathematical difficulties, and educational interventions to prevent, diagnose, treat or ameliorate such difficulties. The book brings together studies from different disciplines, including developmental psychology, neuroscience and education, and includes perspectives from practicing teachers.
The book is divided into three major sections. The first includes chapters about the nature and characteristics of mathematical difficulties in the population as a whole, in relation to both psychology and education. The second deals with mathematical difficulties in children with other problems such as specific language impairment and dyslexia. The third discusses methods of interventions aimed at preventing, treating or ameliorating mathematical difficulties, and will include discussions of assessment and diagnosis.
Neural correlates of number processing and calculation: developmental trajectories and educational implications / Liane Kaufmann -- Toward a developmental cognitive neuroscience approach to the study of typical and atypical number development / Daniel Ansari ... [et al.] -- A number sense assessment tool for identifying children at risk for mathematical difficulties / Nancy C. Jordan, Joseph Glutting, and Chaitanya Ramineni -- The essence of early childhood mathematics education and the professional development needed to support it / Barbrina B. Ertle ... [et al.] -- Progression in numeracy ages 5-11: results from the Leverhulme Longitudinal Study / Margret Brown ... [et al.] -- An analysis of children's numerical difficulties with the aid of a Dyscalculia test battery and a presentation of remedial approaches to facilitate aspects of numerical development / Christine Lawson -- Children with and without mathematics difficulties: aspects of learner characteristics in a developmental perspective / Snorre A. Ostad -- Number development and children with specific language impairment / Richard Cowan ... [et al.] -- The performance of Dyslexic and non-Dyslexic boys at division sums / S.A. Turner Ellis, T.R. Miles, and T.J. Wheeler -- Numeracy recovery with children with arithmetical difficulties: intervention and research / Ann Dowker -- Mathematics recovery: an early number program focusing on intensive intervention / Robert J. Wright -- Making intervention in numeracy more effective in schools / Margaret Haseler -- Afterword: Helping children with numeracy difficulties in school: a teacher's notes / Jill Hannington.
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 25th July 2008
Publisher: Elsevier Science