Lower Ability Maths Worksheets
Price: £29.99 (Excluding VAT at 20%)
Age Group: 11 - 14
Order Number: 10040
This resource is aimed at all students who for various reasons cannot access easily written English and have difficulties with the comprehension of English text. It is also primarily aimed at pupils who are struggling with the GCSE syllabus content. Many special needs students of lower ability may find worksheets manageable as the text is minimal. Deaf students with low reading levels and special needs students integrated into mainstream can become constantly frustrated due to the inability to access the mainstream texts and materials. It is possible for such pupils to gain experience in most maths topics of the curriculum if the materials are suitably modified.
Deaf students who use British Sign Language as their first language, those with English as a foreign language and integrated special needs pupils can all play a part in the mainstream maths curriculum as long as their language difficulties are accounted for. This resource includes many of the topics covered in the National Curriculum and GCSE examination. Deaf students especially, rapidly lose confidence in their ability to acquire mathematical concepts, as difficult textbooks that they cannot read constantly daunt them. A dislike of the subject builds up.
This resource uses various different ways for the student to practice knowledge of the topics. These involve cutting and sticking exercises, colouring for understanding, the use of arrows and drawing, all of which require little reading and writing skills.
These sheets are mainly a support to provide teachers with appropriate modified materials and are not a substitute for teaching. They are to be used after delivery of the topics to ensure and aid understanding. They have also proved valuable as revision aids in the build up to the GCSE examination by helping to promote independent learning and working.