About the authorPART ONE - ABOUT A SPECIAL CURRICULUM Chapter 1: What this book is about Chapter 2: About Curriculum attitudes and mindsets Chapter 3: The place of maths in a very special curriculum Chapter 4: Sensory Beginnings Chapter 5: Introducing the Parts of Learning PART TWO - TOOLS FOR LEARNING Chapter 6: Introducing the Tools for Learning Chapter 7: Physical Skills at the beginning of Thinking Chapter 8: Schema - First Patterns of Thinking Chapter 9: Introducing the Senses Chapter 10: About Vision Chapter 11: Hearing Chapter 12: Touch and Movement Chapter 13: Attention Chapter 14: Perception PART THREE - PROCESSES OF LEARNING Chapter 15: Introducing the Processes of Learning Chapter 16: Learning to Play Chapter 17: There are Many ways of Playing PART FOUR - THINKING ABOUT THINKING Chapter 18: About the Development of Thinking Chapter 19: Thinking with Objects and Fingers Chapter 20: Visualisation - using all senses Chapter 21: Thinking with Graphic Representations Chapter 22: Using Numerals - A medium to abstract thinking. Chapter 23: Language and Thinking. PART FIVE - DEVELOPING MATHEMATICAL IDEAS. Chapter 24. Introducing Aspects of Mathematical Thinking. Chapter 25: Some sensory beginnings Chapter 26: Comprehending Space - Shape - and Measures. Chapter 27: Learning About Size and Comparisons. Chapter 28: About Number Sense Chapter 29: An Exact Number Sense Chapter 30: An Approximate Number Sense. Chapter 31: Understanding Comparative Value - Including Exchange and Money. Chapter 32: Number is Like Space. Chapter 33: Subitising - Connecting Perception with Number Chapter 34: Counting Chapter 35: Calculation and Big Ideas.
Les Staves has over 45 years of experience working within special education. He is recognised internationally as a freelance writer, consultant, and trainer.