This Blackline Masters remediation series is designed to
provide Grade 6-8 students with the necessary skills and knowledge of
mathematical concepts required for their grade level and can be used both in the
classroom and as a "take-home" package for extra consolidation of
Remediation for many students is frequently associated with a
reduced self esteem as students are aware that they are working behind the rest
of the class, especially when text books and worksheets for lower grades are
used to help them to catch up.
Mathematics education encompasses a wide range of topics and
concepts, many of which are only briefly dealt with in the classroom due to time
constraints. It is important that these fundamental concepts are understood
before students move onto the next mastery level.
Students often fail to grasp all concepts and are unable to
catch up to the level at which the rest of the class are working. It is here
that the real difficulty for these students begins as they will sometimes
withdraw from activities and miss further valuable concepts, simply because they
had not mastered the prerequisite skills.
The reading and content level in this book is appropriate to
the age of the student, even though many of the remedial activities are focused
on previous stages of the math curriculum. It is hoped that this series will
boost students’ self esteem as they realize that they are able to successfully
complete the math activities in the book. In addition, students will not feel as
if they are doing "baby" work as is the case when math sheets for 8
year olds are given to 12 year old students.
For best results the series should be used to complement a
remedial math program for a small group or for individual students who need to
catch up. Many of the worksheets explain the mathematical concepts and provide
examples. However, it is assumed that this is not the student's first experience
with the concept. Each book in the series follows the same format and is
directed at a particular age group, yet can be used in the high school situation
The Challenge question at the bottom of most pages tests the
child's knowledge of the mathematical concept for that particular page. The
Challenge is usually presented as a word problem in a real world context so as
to highlight the need for the skill.
This book explains the basic concepts of fractions, including
the relationship between fractions, decimals and percentages. The activities are
sequenced in line with standard syllabus structures, covering a number of stages
as opposed to a straight grade level, and are basically designed to provide
students with the opportunity to catch up on much needed mathematical skills.
Ready-Ed Publications; June 1998
- ISBN: 9781863971751
- Edition: 1
- Read online, or download in DRM-free PDF (digitally watermarked) format
- Title: Remedial Fractions
Series: Remedial Math Series
- Author: Jane Bourke; Rod Jefferson (ill.)
Imprint: Ready-Ed Publications