Teaching young people who have lower maths skills can be a challenge! Students who have dyscalculia, are returning to learning after a period away, have missed critical periods of maths development or have a learning or intellectual disability - all these groups of students can struggle in the mainstream maths classroom, even with scaffolding and extra support.
Finding content that is suitable for older learners but which fits with their level of skill, making content relevant and meaningful, developing customised resources....it all takes time. In a busy special needs or life skills classroom, with limited allocation for resource development and planning time and a constant need for data recording and IEP updates, that can be time a busy teacher doesn't have.
Real World Maths is a teacher resource book which meets the needs of teachers working with young people who have lower maths skills and takes the hard work out of planning and developing resources.
- copiable / printable worksheets for students
- learning suggestions and ideas
- learning strategies suited to students with dyslexia and dyscalculia
- information on working memory skills
The content and language is suited to teaching life and vocational basic maths skills to teens and young adults. It is ideal for use in a classroom to provide individualised support for learners with additional needs or who find maths challenging.
Real World Maths includes life skills focussed content for the topics of:
- space, shape and design
- fractions, decimals and percentages
- maps, distances and directions
- building working memory skills in maths.