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BOOKS, VIDEOS & DVDS IN ACTIV LIBRARY - A SELECTION


Adding / Montague-Smith, Ann. -- Greenwood, WA: RIC Publications, 2005. 24 p.

A mathematical adventure that uses the basic concepts of adding. Learn how to add to ten, add teen numbers, use the number five and use doubles. Introduces and explains the basic concepts of maths using simple games and colourful examples. Uses familiar objects to help children understand the everyday relevance and application of mathematics. Suitable for children who have a difficulty with maths by providing them with the opportunity to progress at their own pace. Supporting notes and suggestions for using this book are provided to help parents, carers and teachers. Suitable for children aged 5 - 9 years.

CC 371.7 MON [P11183]










Adding and subtracting. Book 1 / Montague-Smith, Ann. -- Greenwood, WA: RIC Publications, 2005. 24 p.

Learn how to recognise coins, pay at the shop, find missing numbers and basic adding or subtracting. Introduces and explains the basic concepts of maths using simple games and colourful examples. Uses familiar objects to help children understand the everyday relevance and application of mathematics. Suitable for children who have a difficulty with maths by providing them with the opportunity to progress at their own pace. Supporting notes and suggestions for using this book are provided to help parents, carers and teachers. Suitable for children aged 5 - 9 years.

CC 371.7 MON [P11181]










Adding and subtracting. Book 2 / Montague-Smith, Ann. -- Greenwood, WA: RIC Publications, 2005. 24 p.

Learn how to add small numbers, totals for twenty, tens and units and basic adding or subtracting. Introduces and explains the basic concepts of maths using simple games and colourful examples. Uses familiar objects to help children understand the everyday relevance and application of mathematics. Suitable for children who have a difficulty with maths by providing them with the opportunity to progress at their own pace. Supporting notes and suggestions for using this book are provided to help parents, carers and teachers. Suitable for children aged 5 - 9 years.

CC 371.7 MON [P11182]










BumbleBee's 123s. A two volume math and counting video set / Baby BumbleBee. -- Tarpon Springs, Fl.: Baby BumbleBee, 2003. 2 DVDs (60 min.)

This 2 volume set looks at number basics and counting and helps prepare your child for kindergarten. Volume 1 features numbers 1 to 5 and introduces the following concepts: counting order; numbers represent quantity and quantity can apply to objects, actions and sounds; one-to-one correspondence between number and object when counting. Volume 2 features numbers 1 to 10 and introduces: sequencing of events and actions in terms of first, second, third etc; logical ordering of objects according to size; number recognition and order for numbers 6 to 10. Also includes 5 interactive games.

CC 371.7 BUM [P12919;P12932]










Calculator skills for all kids. Book 1 : addition and subtraction from 0 to 100 : blackline masters for 80 lessons to teach early calculator skills / Bigelow, Suzanne. -- Canning Vale: KLIK Enterprises, 2001. 88 p.

A program of 80 graded lessons which teach students the basic skills they need when first learning how to use a calculator to perform one and two digit addition and subtraction. Designed for students with special needs, the program can be delivered by a parent, volunteer, classroom paraprofessional or a peer tutor.

CC 371.7 BIG [P11771]








Cash for all kids : teaching fundamental money and financial literacy skills / KLIK ENTERPRISES. -- Canning Vale, WA: KLIK Enterprises, 2009. 88 p. ; 30 cm.

This book provides a structured, sequenced approach to teaching fundamental money skills to students with limited reading and writing skills. These may be young students up to Year 3 or older students with learning disabilities or difficulties. It starts with financial knowledge and understanding and progresses to financial competence, financial enterprise and then financial responsibility.

CC 371.71 CAS [P12938]








The Clarke Road money programs kit / CLARKE ROAD SCHOOL. -- Hornsby, NSW: Clarke Road School, 1992. 1 videocassette (21 mins.): 1 DVD (21 mins.) + 7 booklets

The money program has been designed to help students who have basic mathematical skills in the areas of counting and ordering numbers to learn how to perform money transactions without the support of a wallet card. There are lesson notes for teachers and student worksheets. The purpose of the program is to allow students to complete money transactions in a community setting. Includes both video and dvd (identical in content) detailing the money programmes.

CC 371.7 CLA [P10612]










Colors, shapes & patterns flashcards / Baby BumbleBee. -- [Tarpon Springs, Fl.]: Baby BumbleBee, 2004. 1 Set of 24 Flashcards

This set of flashcards features basic colours, shapes and patterns. It can be paired with the DVD "Crazy for Colors" for enhanced learning fun. It is aimed for children twelve months and up.

CC 305.231 COL [P12924]










Counting. Book 1 / Montague-Smith, Ann. -- London: QED Publishing, 2005. 24 p.

Book one counts numbers up to five, and introduces the ideas of number matching and estimates. Introduces and explains the basic concept of numbers using simple games and colourful examples. Uses familiar objects to help children understand the everyday relevance and application of mathematics. Suitable for children who have a difficulty with maths by providing them with the opportunity to progress at their own pace. Supporting notes and suggestions for using this book are provided to help parents, carers and teachers.

CC 371.7 MON [P11197]










Counting. Book 2 / Montague-Smith, Ann. -- London: QED Publishing, 2004. 24 p.

Book two introduces number matching from one to ten, simple adding and subtracting and ordering of numbers. Introduces and explains the basic concept of numbers using simple games and colourful examples. Uses familiar objects to help children understand the everyday relevance and application of mathematics. Suitable for children who have a difficulty with maths by providing them with the opportunity to progress at their own pace. Supporting notes and suggestions for using this book are provided to help parents, carers and teachers.

CC 371.7 MON [P11198]










Dividing / Montague-Smith, Ann. -- Greenwood, WA: RIC Publications, 2005. 24 p.

Children are introduced to division by grouping into equal sets, sharing into equal sets and the concept of remainders. By using mathematical vocabulary children can clarify in their own minds what they have just done. Introduces and explains the basic concepts of maths using simple games and colourful examples. Uses familiar objects to help children understand the everyday relevance and application of mathematics. Suitable for children who have a difficulty with maths by providing them with the opportunity to progress at their own pace. Supporting notes and suggestions for using this book are provided to help parents, carers and teachers. Suitable for children aged 5 - 9 years.

CC 371.7 MON [P11184]










Dyscalculia guidance : helping pupils with specific learning difficulties in maths / Butterworth, Brian; Yeo, Dorian. -- London: Nfer-Nelson Publishing Co. 2004. 121 p.

This practical manual for teachers defines and describes developmental Dyscalculia and the teaching strategies that will help support students who have this condition. Practical activities and games using the number system, calculation facts, larger numbers and other aspects of maths help build foundation knowledge to enable students to move on to more complex mathematical skills.

CC 371.7 BUT [P11162]








Everyday learning about screen time and digital technologies / Edwards, Susan; Henderson, Michael; Mirkhil, Moska. -- Watson, ACT: Early Childhood Australia, 2010. 28 p. ; 18 cm.

This book is about understanding and providing balance in your children's lives - between screen time and other important activities. It outlines important aspects of children's use of digital technologies, which includes understanding screen time, children's learning, literacy and web 2.0 and digital technology safety and cyberbullying.

CC 620 EDW [P14023]








Let's make a start : early language and numeracy options / VERMONT SOUTH SPECIAL SCHOOL. -- Vermont South, Vic.: Albatross Productions, 2003. 2 DVD's (270 min.)

The result of six workshops presented by staff at Vermont South Special School, this production is designed to help those working with special needs students in the areas of early language and numeracy. Key methods include Makaton, Compic, Letterland, P.E.C.S. (Picture Exchange Communication System), Cued Articulation and Phonemic Awareness and Practical Maths Activities. Provides ideas and strategies using these methods to identify and implement more flexible teaching methods to help students with special needs improve their literacy and numeracy skills.

CC 371.4 LET [P12864]










Managing my money : banking and budgeting basics / Hale, Natalie. -- Bethesda, Md: Woodbine House, 2010. vii, 175 p. ; 22 cm. + 1 CD-Rom

This is a workbook that teaches banking and budgeting basics to teens and adults who can use a calculator and have prerequisite math and handwriting skills at a first-grade level or higher. Suitable for people with Down syndrome, autism and other intellectual disabilities, this has three sections which explain how to keep money records ; how to keep a budget on a limited income; and how to manage a cheque account. Designed so that left-hand pages contain teacher instructions, and right-hand pages contain the student lessons. The CD-Rom makes it easy to print out additional forms.

CC 371.71 HAL [P13357]








Many ways to learn : a kid's guide to LD / Stern, Judith M.; Ben-Ami, Uzi. -- Washington DC: Magination Press, 2011. 112 p. ; 23 cm.

This book explains learning disabilities (LD) and presents advice and strategies for children and adolescents with learning disabilities to get ahead in school. It has separate chapters on reading, math, written language, oral, and non-verbal LD. It aims to help build specific skills such as in doing homework, taking tests, planning and organising, using technology - and to boost confidence. The guide also gives ideas on making friends, dealing with parents, and feeling good about yourself.

CC 370 STE [P13544]








Maths and money / Squire, Anne; Phillips, Jill; Brown, Vicki, ed. / DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA INC. -- Greenacres, SA: Down Syndrome Society of SA Inc. 2008. 113 p. + CD-ROM

This resource is designed to provide students with Down syndrome with the mathematical skills essential for managing many aspects of everyday life. These include development of skills in money, time and measurement.

SC/DOW SQU [P12297]








Money matters. Book 1 : twenty cents / Bignall, Kathy; Graham, Helen. -- Flinders Park, SA: SERU, 1993. [45 p.]

Designed to help increase money handling skills and confidence for the beginner student. Book one focuses on the twenty, ten and five cent pieces to encourage coin recognition, adding the coins, balancing small amounts, calculating change and problem solving. Additional worksheets are included for extra practice.

CC 371.7 BIG [P10654]








Multiplying / Montague-Smith, Ann. -- Greenwood, WA: RIC Publications, 2005. 24 p.

Learn about odd and even numbers, multiply by twos, fives and tens and find out all about doubles. Introduces and explains the basic concepts of maths using simple games and colourful examples. Uses familiar objects to help children understand the everyday relevance and application of mathematics. Suitable for children who have a difficulty with maths by providing them with the opportunity to progress at their own pace. Supporting notes and suggestions for using this book are provided to help parents, carers and teachers. Suitable for children aged 5 - 9 years.

CC 371.7 MON [P11185]










Number flashcards / Baby BumbleBee. -- [Tarpon Springs, Fl.]: Baby BumbleBee, 2005. 1 Set of 25 Flashcards

These flashcards are designed to provide learning opportunites to learn numbers. They use bright images, large and traceable numbers. They also feature tally marks and Roman numerals. They can be used in conjunction with the Bumblebee's 123s DVD.

CC 371.7 NUM [P12926]










Numbers and money / AMES WEST COAST. -- [Perth]: Peter Farrell & Christopher Stowe, 2005. 1 CD-ROM

An interactive CD-ROM that will assist students with recognising ordinal numbers and Australian money. Students with basic numeracy problems will benefit from this program, which includes games to make learning fun.

CC 371.7 NUM [P11170]










Numbers. Book 1 / Montague-Smith, Ann. -- London: QED Publishing, 2004. 24 p.

Book one counts numbers up to four and sets up to three. Introduces and explains the basic concept of numbers using simple games and colourful examples. Uses familiar objects to help children understand the everyday relevance and application of mathematics. Suitable for children who have a difficulty with maths by providing them with the opportunity to progress at their own pace. Supporting notes and suggestions for using this book are provided to help parents, carers and teachers.

CC 371.7 MON [P11199]










Numbers. Book 2 / Montague-Smith, Ann. -- London: QED Publishing, 2004. 24 p.

Book two counts numbers up to ten and sets up to three. Introduces and explains the basic concept of numbers using simple games and colourful examples. Uses familiar objects to help children understand the everyday relevance and application of mathematics. Suitable for children who have a difficulty with maths by providing them with the opportunity to progress at their own pace. Supporting notes and suggestions for using this book are provided to help parents, carers and teachers.

CC 371.7 MON [P11200]










Numbers up! 2 Baggin' the dragon / EdAlive. -- Armidale, NSW: EdAlive, 2005. 1 CD-ROM

This visual, fun and educational CD-ROM uses already acquired knowledge of number facts to build skills in the areas of measurement, organising and interpreting data, algebra, shape, space, functions and graphs. It includes over 3000 questions formulated for all ages and learning styles.

CC 371.7 NUM [P12521]








Numbers up! Volcanic panic / EdAlive. -- Armidale, NSW: EdAlive, 2005. 1 CD-ROM

This educational CD-ROM, presented as a fun math game, has been designed to develop fundamental numeracy skills including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, place value, fractions, decimals, percentage, ratio and proportion. It has graded levels so all players use content to suit their own math level, with varied question styles to suit different learners. It is aimed at ages 4-15 years.

CC 371.7 NUM [P12522]








Practical maths programmes : for children with an autism spectrum disorder and other development delays / Adkins, Jo; Larkey, Sue. -- Australia: Education Events, 2012. 120 p. ; 30 cm.

This book aims to provide strategies and tools for teaching key maths concepts to children with an autism spectrum disorder and other developmental delays. It is a starting point to teach the foundations or early maths and addition, and includes worksheets and activities to incorporate maths into daily living skills. A resource for teachers, teacher assistants and parents.

SC/AUT ADK [P14701]








Preschool math / Williams, Robert; Cunningham, Debra; Lubawy, Joy. -- Beltsville, MD: Gryphon House, 2005. 240 p.

With over one hundred different activities, this book introduces children to basic mathematical concepts using everyday situations. The activities encourage children to think in patterns, find different ways to classify, measure with standard and non-standard materials and explore math through play. The activities can be used in childcare centres, home based schooling, preschools and kindergartens.

CC 371.7 WIL [P11194]








RAPT in number : recipes for numeracy success / Wood, Beth; Jorgensen, Glenda. -- Dalby, Qld.: Heads Together, 2001. 98 p.

With over one hundred and fifty recipes for numeracy success, this book can help children develop numeracy skills by making maths fun. These fun and challenging activities can be used at home or school and are divided into areas of interest including words, numbers, art, action, music, nature, interpersonal and intrapersonal. Suitable for children 3-13 years but can be used for all ages to assist in the understanding of mathematics.

CC 371.7 WOO [P11164]








Subtracting / Montague-Smith, Ann. -- Greenwood, WA: RIC Publications, 2005. 24 p.

Find out what comes next in Lenny Lion's subtraction pattern and how many pieces of gold the pirates have in their bags. Explains the idea of 'more, less, fewer' and finding differences. Introduces and explains the basic concepts of maths using simple games and colourful examples. Uses familiar objects to help children understand the everyday relevance and application of mathematics. Suitable for children who have a difficulty with maths by providing them with the opportunity to progress at their own pace. Supporting notes and suggestions for using this book are provided to help parents, carers and teachers. Suitable for children aged 5 - 9 years.

CC 371.7 MON [P11186]










Teaching math to people with Down syndrome and other hands-on learners : Book 1. Basic survival skills / Horstmeier, DeAnna. -- Bethesda, Md: Woodbine House, 2004. 399 p.: 2 appx

This book uses hands-on activities to teach practical math skills to children and adults with Down syndrome and other intellectual disabilities. It focuses on teaching essential math - addition and subtraction - and concepts about time, money, counting, measuring and more, that are essential to becoming as independent as possible. The teaching techniques are appropriate for preschoolers just being introduced to number concepts as well as adults who may not have learned basic concepts in school. The lessons come with stated objectives that can be easily incorporated into a student's IEP at school. Appendices contain photocopiable teaching and assessment materials.

SC/DOW HOR [P12451]








Teaching math to people with Down syndrome and other hands-on learners : Book 2. Advanced survival skills / Horstmeier, DeAnna. -- Bethesda, Md: Woodbine House, 2008. 481 p.: 3 appx

This is the sequel to the first book [see P12451] on teaching essential math used in daily living. Book 2 moves on to more challenging skills including multiplication and division; fractions through cooking; money and banking basics; decimals and percentages; modes of measurement (for weather, food, units of capacity etc.). It continues with the same method of using hands-on activities, with the help of games, manipulatives, props and worksheets, to make learning concrete and fun for those with Down syndrome, autism and other intellectual disabilities. Appendices contain photocopiable teaching and assessment materials.

SC/DOW HOR [P12501]








Using numbers. Book 1 / Montague-Smith, Ann. -- Greenwood, WA: RIC Publications, 2005. 24 p.

Count the number of messy bears splashed with paint and find the row that has an even number of flowers. Encourages counting using tokens, counting mentally, spotting patterns and using odd and even numbers. Introduces and explains the basic concepts of maths using simple games and colourful examples. Uses familiar objects to help children understand the everyday relevance and application of mathematics. Suitable for children who have a difficulty with maths by providing them with the opportunity to progress at their own pace. Supporting notes and suggestions for using this book are provided to help parents, carers and teachers. Suitable for children aged 5 - 9 years.

CC 371.7 MON [P11187]










Using numbers. Book 2 / Montague-Smith, Ann. -- Greenwood, WA: RIC Publications, 2005. 24 p.

Find out what numbers the dogs have spilt paint on and try counting in reverse on the counting carpet. Learn how individual digits can be combined to make tens and units. Introduces and explains the basic concepts of maths using simple games and colourful examples. Uses familiar objects to help children understand the everyday relevance and application of mathematics. Suitable for children who have a difficulty with maths by providing them with the opportunity to progress at their own pace. Supporting notes and suggestions for using this book are provided to help parents, carers and teachers. Suitable for children aged 5 - 9 years.

CC 371.7 MON [P11188]










Win with maths! : early numeracy games / Booker, George. -- Wellington. NZ: New Zealand Council for Educational Research, 2002. 1 CD-ROM + 2 booklets

Focusing on the early stages of mathematics, this collection of games helps with understanding numbers, addition and subtraction facts and beginning problem solving. Each of the ten games use variations of concepts to challenge students to think mathematically as they play. Features include instant feedback for each answer given, timed games for an opportunity to create personal best times, an instruction booklet for teaching points and a guide book for parents and teachers.

CC 371.7 BOO [P11168]










Win with maths!: games for the middle years / Booker, George. -- Wellington. NZ: New Zealand Council for Educational Research, 2004. 1 CD-ROM + 2 booklets

A collection of ten games focusing on understanding numbers (ordinals, place value, renaming and rounding), mental computation for addition and subtraction, multiplication basic facts, decimal fractions, common fractions and extending problem solving. Features include feedback for each answer, opportunities to create personal best times, variations of concepts to challenge students, a guide book for teachers/parents and an instruction booklet with handy hints.

CC 371.7 BOO [P11169]










Zeebo's numbers / Body, Wendy. -- Greenwood, WA: RIC Publications, 2005. 24 p.

Zeebo the monster likes adventure and loves to count. Find out all about Zeebo, what he looks like and what he likes to do. Introduces children to useful, basic vocabulary. The story is written in rhyme, accompanied with colourful artwork and is designed to enrich children's word power and improve spelling skills. Activity pages are included to help reinforce children's understanding of the text and parent/teacher notes provide hints and tips to encourage further discussion. Suitable for ages 4-7 years.

LIT F BOD [P11180]