Early Numeracy
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Early Numeracy
Assessment for Teaching and Intervention

Second Edition
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© 2006 | 224 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
'Unlike many books based on research work this book doesn't just let teachers know what is going wrong with children's learning it actually gives some practical advice about what to do next. The whole book is based upon extensive observation and recording of individual children and their difficulties with mathematics. These children are the most difficult to plan for in a busy classroom and the authors appreciate the small steps and the different learning styles approaches needed for these children. This approach fits well with the NNS wave and springboard materials but takes the analysis of the individual's difficulties to a more detailed level. The book brings together research carried out across a range of countries and therefore shows the versatility of the approaches taken. This will be a very useful book for trainee teachers as it exemplifies how to use assessment to feed into teaching. It will be helpful for class teachers and mathematics co-ordinators as well as SENCOs to assist in improving the teaching and learning for specific children in our schools' - Mary Briggs, Primary and Early Years PGCE Co-ordinator, Institute of Education, University of Warwick

'This is a highly practical resource that will be appreciated by classroom and specialist teachers alike. It will provide teachers new to the Math Recovery program with practical help and support to diagnose errors and misconceptions in early numeracy. Practicing Math Recovery Specialists will be thrilled with the addition of four new highly focused assessments and an elaboration of the Learning Framework in Number.

Early Numeracy is admirably grounded in international research and well-established theory, characteristics that are much sought after in the current data driven educational environment.

Like many others, I was drawn to Math Recovery after reading the first edition of Early Numeracy. This second edition is a treasure - it is exciting to consider the impact it will have on children and teachers, and to the growth of the Math Recovery program' - Audrey Murray, Lead Teacher, Midwest Math Recovery Training Center, Minneapolis

This text has been fully updated to include developments and refinements brought about by widespread international application of the assessment tools in the Mathematics Recovery Programme. The book will help practitioners to identify and provide detailed analyses of all children but especially those who are able and those who underachieve in early numeracy. It will enable teachers, learning support personnel, numeracy consultants and educational psychologists to advise colleagues and parents on children's number knowledge and strategies for early numeracy.

The Mathematics Recovery Programme has been successfully applied in Australia, the United Kingdom and Ireland, the United States and Canada, both in specialist interventions and classroom settings. The revised version shows how familiarisation with, and understanding of, the diagnostic assessment tools has allowed teachers to become more knowledgeable in understanding children's difficulties and misconceptions, and more skilled and confident in planning programmes of intervention and monitoring the children's progress.

This new edition includes:

- Integrated frameworks of useful tasks for assessing children's number knowledge and strategies;

- Four separate and revised diagnostic assessment interviews;

- Assessments for addition and subtraction strategies, Base Ten Arithmetical strategies, Early Grouping strategies, and Advanced Grouping strategies in the four operations;

- How the assessment process has impacted significantly on teachers' professional development and contributed to the raising of standards in early numeracy.

 
Children, Numeracy and Mathematics Recovery
 
The Learning Framework in Number
 
The LFIN and the Assessment Interview Schedule 1.1
 
The Stages of Early Arithmetical Learning (SEAL)
 
Identifying the Stages of Early Arithmetical Learning
 
Assessment Interview Schedule 1.2
 
Part C of the LFIN: Assessment Interview Schedules 2.1 and 2.2
 
Assessment Interview Schedules 3.1 and 3.2
 
Recording, Coding and Analyzing the Assessment Interview Schedules
 
Linking the Assessment to Teaching
 
Appendix 1: Assessment Interview Schedule 1.1
 
Appendix 2: Assessment Interview Schedule 1.2
 
Appendix 3: Assessment Interview Schedule 2.1
 
Appendix 4: Assessment Interview Schedule 2.2
 
Appendix 5: Assessment Interview Schedule 3.1
 
Appendix 6: Assessment Interview Schedule 3.2
 
Appendix 7: Learning Framework in Number
 
Appendix 8: Instructional Framework for Early Number
 
Appendix 9: Linking the Diagnostic Assessment Interviews to the
 
Learning Framework in Number
 
Appendix 10: Required Materials
 
Appendix 11: The Mathematics Recovery Coding Schedule
 
Glossary

'Unlike many book based on research work this book doesn't just let teachers know what is going wrong with children's learning it actually gives some practical advice about what to do next. The whole book is based upon extensive observation and recording of individual children and their difficulties with mathematics. These children are the most difficult to plan for in a busy classroom and the authors appreciate the small steps and the different learning styles approaches needed for these children. This approach fits well with the NNS wave and springboard materials but takes the analysis of the individual's difficulties to a more detailed level. The book brings together research carried out across a range of countries and therefore shows the versatility of the approaches taken. This will be a very useful book for trainee teachers as it exemplifies how to use assessment to feed into teaching. It will be helpful for class teachers and mathematics co-ordinators as well as SENCOs to assist in improving the teaching and learning for specific children in our schools' - Mary Briggs, Primary and Early Years PGCE Co-ordinator, Institute of Education, University of Warwick

'This is a highly practical resource that will be appreciated by classroom and specialist teachers alike. It will provide teachers new to the Math Recovery program with practical help and support to diagnose errors and misconceptions in early numeracy. Practicing Math Recovery Specialists will be thrilled with the addition of four new highly focused assessments and an elaboration of the Learning Framework in Number.

Early Numeracy is admirably grounded in international research and well-established theory, characteristics that are much sought after in the current data driven educational environment.

Like many others, I was drawn to Math Recovery after reading the first edition of Early Numeracy. This second edition is a treasure - it is exciting to consider the impact it will have on children and teachers, and to the growth of the Math Recovery program' - Audrey Murray, Lead Teacher, Midwest Math Recovery Training Center, Minneapolis


This is a useful and comprehensive guide to assessment of early numeracy that will be useful for the library.

Mrs Rachel Wallis
Swansea School of Education, Swansea Metropolitan University
August 11, 2016

Given as extra reading for early years specialists.

Mrs Rosalind Coleridge
School of Arts and Education, Middlesex University
June 23, 2011

This is a thorough text, but specifically refers to maths recovery assessment. At this time we are looking for a more general text on maths assessment, so it does not serve our purpose. It does however offer practical advice on how to identify misconceptions and support children when addressing them.

Mrs Michelle Williams
applied health sciences, Farnborough College of Technology
November 7, 2010

New to the 2nd edition:

• fully updated to include developments and refinements brought about by the widespread international application of the assessment tools in the Mathematics Recovery Programme
• integrated frameworks of useful tasks for assessing children's number knowledge and strategies
• four separate and revised diagnostic assessment interviews 
• assessments for addition and subtraction strategies, Base Ten Arithmetical strategies, Early Grouping strategies, and Advanced Grouping strategies in the four operations
• how the assessment process has impacted significantly on teachers' professional development and contributed to the raising of standards in early numeracy

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