This practical guide gives TAs useful advice on: understanding why some pupils have more difficulty in understanding mathematics than others; developing pupils key skills in numeracy; and, using effective resources to stimulate learning.Each chapter contains checklists for TAs to record their progress and real life case studies for the TA to learn from.
Sara Fielder is freelance education consultant working as a consultant for continuing professional development for teaching assistants.
1. What is Numeracy?; 2. Key Mathematical Skills; 3. Roles and responsibilities; 4. The effective uses of resources; 5. Using intervention materials; 6. The art of questioning - speaking and listening; 7. Towards an effective written calculation method; 8. Working with more able mathematicians; 9. Resources and references.