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About the author:
Phil Rowlands was a primary headteacher for 27 years in South Wales, UK. His extensive research into how children learn most effectively resulted in the development of 'Child's Play Maths'.
Phil also writes plays for children and is in the middle of his first novel "Billy and the Pit of Shadows" which he describes as being for 'children of all ages'.
A staged adaptation of his novella, 'A Christmas Carol Revisited', was performed in Manhattan by the City Bar Association Charity Committee and was described as "powerful and moving".
Phil is also co-editor of Eto, a new magazine that aims to showcase the talents of emerging Welsh writers.
Child's Play Maths
Teaching and learning Maths through play. Ages 3 - 7+ (UK Spelling).
Mr P S Rowlands
The book comes with a download link to our unique math manipulatives app.
We are genetically encoded to learn and children are natural learners. For them the process of learning is a journey of exploration and discovery. Learning should be fun.
Today we know more about how children learn than ever before. Then why is it that so many adults have a negative attitude towards maths?
This book reveals how through the natural process of play, games and open ended activities that allow for personal exploration and discovery, young children can gain an understanding of maths concepts generally considered too advanced for them.
The program uses the most precise arithmetical model ever devised - Cuisenaire Rods.
The rods embrace all the learning styles and provide links to language and art.
But this program is not just about maths - it is about learning, specifically 'learning how to learn'. Through interaction with the program children will acquire generic learning skills that will stand them in good stead whatever they are engaged in.
Units covered in Book One:
UNIT 1 About Cuisenaire Rods
UNIT 2 Cuisenaire Rods & the School
UNIT 3 Incidental Learning
UNIT 4 Vocabulary
UNIT 5 Important Words and Phrases
UNIT 6 Developing Memory Recall
UNIT 7 Mental Imaging Games
UNIT 8 Cardinal Number.
UNIT 9 Staircases
UNIT 10 Staircases and Mental Agility.
UNIT 11 Extended Staircases
UNIT 12 Staircases and Multiplication
UNIT 13 Language Development.
UNIT 14 Introducing Signs +
UNIT 15 Signs < >
UNIT 16 Signs =
UNIT 17 Brackets.
UNIT 18 Signs -
UNIT 19 Signs x
UNIT 20 Signs ÷
UNIT 21 Signs: Fractions as Operators
UNIT 22 Reviewing Where We've Been
UNIT 23 The Importance of Questions
UNIT 24 Partitions of Length
UNIT 25 Families of Equivalent Factors and
UNIT 26 Families of Equivalent Subtraction
UNIT 27 Families of Equivalent Fractions
UNIT 28 The First Phase: An Overview
- Publication Date:
- 1489565841 / 9781489565846
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 8.5" x 11"
- Full Color
- Related Categories:
- Education / Teaching Methods & Materials / Mathematics