100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: Numeracy Difficulties and Dyscalculia provides specially-designed games and activities to help build firm foundations in basic number concepts. All the ideas have been tried-and-tested
in specialist and mainstream schools and are designed to encourage children to talk about numbers in a natural way using everyday contexts.
The book begins with a focus on counting skills, before moving on to place value structure, multiplication and division. As well as teaching key facts, the ideas in this book will develop pupils' understanding so that they become flexible thinkers who can use numbers to solve a variety of mathematical problems. The ideas require minimum preparation and resources, and are perfect for use in mainstream and specialist classrooms,
individual tuition sessions or as homework assignments.
Patricia Babtie is an SEN teacher, lecturer and author who specialises in dyscalculia and numeracy difficulties. She has worked at Emerson House, a specialist centre in London, and in state and independent schools.