Power of 2
The Power of 2 books provide a highly structured one to one maths coaching system that is particularly suited to dyslexic and dyscalculic students who require extra support in order to bond the basic maths facts into their long term memory. The books are not intended for use by the student alone, they are designed for a student and coach to work through together. The "coach" can be anyone. A teaching assistant, mentor, teacher, parent or friend. (The publisher called their company 'Power of 2' because of the proven success of 2 people working together.)
The books are highly structured and work best when students work through the whole book, rather than picking sections from it. The book deliberately does not have a list of contents to avoid any temptation to begin coaching part way through the text. Ideally, the book should be used 4 or 5 times a week, with each session lasting for about 10 to 15 minutes. On each page of the book there is a “script” that describes the mathematical exercise to be performed and indicates how the student should answer the questions. The programme requires that each question is answered correctly on three consecutive occasions on different days. When a question is answered correctly, the coach places a tick on the line, a question answered incorrectly is marked with a dot. The repetition and reinforcement involved in this "three tick" system is particularly beneficial to dyslexic and dyscalculic students. There is a full explanation and example pages at the start of each book. There is space on each page of the book for working out solutions, but students are encouraged to calculate without using pen and paper. These books are essentially about putting in place the building blocks of number and developing skills with mental calculations. Power of 2 is suitable for age 8 upwards. It covers reading numbers and signs, number bonds to 10, doubling and halving, nearly numbers, multiplying and dividing, fractions and decimals and multiplying and dividing by 10 and 100. It covers all the mental maths skills that are needed for the National Numeracy Strategy.
|Author||David Joseph Sharp|
|Number of Pages||168 pages|