New Book for Teachers and Parents |

Alternative Math Techniques: When Nothing Else Seems to Work

By Richard Cooper, Ph.D.

Published by Sopris West Educational Services, Longmont, Colorado

This 128 page book details techniques for teaching math to children who learn differently or those who have weak math skills. It comes with a CD that contains 194 of reproducible assignment pages providing practice of each of the techniques described in the book.

Available from Learning disAbilities Resources or from Sopris West Educational Services

Cost $39.95 plus $3.00 for shipping and handling

You can purchase the book by calling 1-800-869-8336. If you get the answering machine, we will call you back as soon as possible (it may be the next day because of the time of the day). We can take you credit card information (Visa or Master Card) over the phone and ship the book the same or the next day.

We also accept purchase orders. They can be faxed to 610-446-6129 or mailed to LDR, 6 E. Eagle Rd., Havertown, PA 19083.

**In-Service Training**

Dr. Richard Cooper is available to conduct in-service trainings on Alternative Math Techniques for elementary and secondary teachers. He can customize training to fit the time period from one hour to 15 hours. Short sessions (1 to 3 hours) provides an overview of Alternative Math Techniques, while longer sessions provide teachers with the opportunity to learn and practice the techniques for helping students with weak math skills. To discuss scheduling, costs and training session content, please contact Dr. Cooper at the number listed above.

__Table of Contents__

Chapter 1 **Getting at the Roots of Math Problems **

**
Symptoms of Math Problems**

** Roots
of Math Problems**

** A
Postscript About Labels**

Chapter 2 **Remediations, Adaptations and Accommodations**

** Auditory Perception and
Processing**

** Handwriting**

** Memory**

** Organization **

** Racing Mind**

** Reading**

** Right/Left Discrimination**

** Sequencing**

** Visual Perception and
Processing**

** Using Calculators**

Chapter 3 **Helping Students Learn Number Facts**

** The Hierarchy of Number Fact
Skills**

** Helping Students Move Up the
Hierarchy**

Chapter 4 **Teaching Basic Concepts**

** Counting**

** Estimating**

** Math Language**

** Measuring**

** Money**

** Odd and Even Numbers**

** Place Values and Large Numbers**

** Rounding**

** Symbols (Mathematical)**

** Telling Time**

** Word Problems**

Chapter 5 **Teaching Addition**

** Number Patterns**

** Numbers in Numbers**

** Addition Patterns**

** Number Key Patterns**

** More Number Fact Patterns**

** Reinforcing Number Facts**

** Adding Columns of Numbers**

** Addressing Problems with
Carrying**

Chapter 6 **Teaching Subtraction**

** Reverse Addition**

** Subtraction Patterns**

** Subtracting by Adding**

** Subtracting from the Borrowed
10**

** Eliminating Borrowing**

** Subtracting Without Borrowing**

** Breaking Apart Multidigit
Numbers**

Chapter 7 **Teaching Multiplication**

** Multiplication as Shortcut**

** Mnemonic Clues for Multiplying**

** Number Patterns**

** Counting**

** Multiple-Step Operations**

Chapter 8 **Teaching Division**

Chapter 9 **Fractions, Decimals, Percentages**

**Fractions**

** Decimals**

** Percentages**