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.
This fundamental series is designed to provide Grade 6-8
students with the necessary skills and knowledge of mathematical concepts
required for their year level and can be used both in the classroom and as a
"take-home" package for extra consolidation of concepts.
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 style is appropriate to the age of the
student, even though many of the activities are focused on previous stages of
the math curriculum. It is hoped that this series will boost the 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 8-10 year olds are
given to 12-14 year old students.
For best results this photocopy masters 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 if required.
The Challenge questions and word problems at the bottom of
some pages test the student’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 number, exploring in
detail the processes of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
Decimals are explored in detail as well as the relationship between decimals and
percentages. The activities are sequenced in line with the standard curriculum
structure, covering a number of stages as opposed to activities restricted to
one year level. The activities are basically designed to provide students with
the opportunity to catch up on much needed mathematical skills.
Ready-Ed Publications; June 1998
- ISBN: 9781863971768
- Edition: 1
- Read online, or download in DRM-free PDF (digitally watermarked) format
- Title: Remedial Number
Series: Remedial Math Series
- Author: Jane Bourke; Rod Jefferson (ill.)
Imprint: Ready-Ed Publications