- x, 220 pages ; 26 cm
- Contents: Part 1 : About a special curriculum. What this book is about -- About curriculum attitudes and mindsets -- The place of maths in a very special curriculum -- Sensory beginnings -- Introducing the parts of learning -- Part 2 : Tools for learning. Intorducing the tools for learning -- Physical skills at the beginning of thinking -- Schema -first patterns of thinking -- Introducing the senses -- About vision -- Hearing -- Touch and movement -- Attnetion -- Perception -- Part 3 : Processes of learning. Introducing the processes of learning -- Learning to play -- There are many ways of playing -- Part 4 : Thinking about thinking. About the development of thinking -- Thinking with objects and fingers -- Visualisation -using all senses -- Thinking using marks and graphic representations -- Using numerals -a medium for abstract thinking -- Language, thinking and memory -- Part 5 : Developing mathematical ideas. Introducing aspects of mathematical thinking -- Some sensory beginnings of number -- Comprehending space, shape and measures -- Learning about size and comparisons -- About number sense -- An exact number sense for small quantities -- An approximate number sense -- Understanding comparative value -including exchange and money -- Number is like space -- Subitising -connecting perception with number -- Counting -- Calculation and big ideas.Includes bibliographical references and index.