|Titel:||Maths "seen" with other eyes. A blind child in the classroom - teacher`s guide in mathematics.|
|Autor(en):||Emmy Csocsán,Oliv Klingenberg,K.-L. Koskinen,Solveig Sjöstedt|
|Auszug:||This book on mathematics aims at giving all primary school teachers involved in teaching blind children new ideas and help in their work. The book concentrates on the primary school teaching as the foundation for all future learning of mathematics is cemented during the first school years.
It contains guidelines and practical examples on how to structure and create a good learning situation for the child. A child who has only “empty numbers” to cope with will never grasp the idea of new maths tasks on a higher level. The book might thus be of use on higher levels as well. It shows that number understanding, the structure of numbers and the relation parts to whole as well as a functioning formation of concept are the prerequisites for coping with maths on all levels.
The possibility to get information through touch alone is necessarily rather limited. The blind child experiences the world through his other senses as well. One way to develop number understanding is through analysing acoustic patterns and combining them with movements and tactile representations. The active handling of objects and communication with persons in the child’s surrounding are important experiences in order to develop his mathematical competencies.
The book contains a number of games and activities suitable for use in special schools as well as in mainstream classroom work.
Even though the focus of this book is mathematics, it also contains new philosophical approaches to teaching children with a severe visual impairment. We hope it will give any reader interested in the education of these children an insight into this exciting field of special education.
Eine deutsche Ausgabe wird Ende 2002 erhältlich sein.
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