University of Edinburgh
 

The materials on this list are available from

Boosting Maths Skills in Deaf Children

Aherne, Pam & Thornber, Ann
Mathematics for all: An interactive approach within level 1
David Fulton, 1990
ISBN 1853461660

Nunes, Terezinha
Teaching mathematics to deaf children
Whurr, 2004
ISBN 186156340X
A guide for parents and teachers based on a study of how deaf children think and learn to solve numerical problems.

Royal National Institute for Deaf People (RNID)
Promoting numeracy in deaf pupils: education guidelines project
RNID, 2001
ISBN 0900634936
Guidelines for teachers of the deaf and learning support assistants on working with deaf children in the classroom. Series: Education guidelines project

Scottish Office.  Education Department
Curriculum and assessment in Scotland: National guidelines: Mathematics 5-14
Scottish Office, 1991

Womack, David
Developing mathematical and scientific thinking in young children
Cassell, 1988
ISBN 0304313971
A general look at developing mathematical concepts with children who have a variety of special needs. Series: Special needs in ordinary schools

CD-ROM

Microbooks
Signs for GCSE: Mathematics
Microbooks, 2000
For use with Microsoft Windows

Stories in the Air
BSL numeracy
Stories in the Air, 2005
Computer animated BSL covering mathematical topics. Children's knowledge is tested by quizzes presented in BSL, in English and graphically. Software produced by Dunedin Multimedia.
http://www.learnbsl.org/

Stories in the Air
BSL numeracy 2
Stories in the Air, 2007
Computer animated BSL covering mathematical topics. Children's knowledge is tested by quizzes presented in BSL, in English and graphically. Software produced by Dunedin Multimedia.
http://www.learnbsl.org/

 

Articles

Ansell, Ellen & Pagliaro, Claudia M
Relative difficulty of signed arithmetic story problems for primary level deaf and hard-of-hearing students
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Spring 2006, Vol 11 (2), p153-170

Blatto-Vallee, Gary ... [et al]
Visual-spatial representation in mathematical problem solving by deaf and hearing students
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Fall 2007, Vol 12 (4), p432-448
Compares performance of deaf and hearing students in solving mathematical problems with specific reference to use of visual-spatial representation.

Chen, Kaili
Math in motion: Origami math for students who are deaf and hard of hearing
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Spring 2006, Vol 11 (2), p262-266
Outlines a method of teaching mathematics to deaf students using origami.

Kelly, Ronald R & Gaustad, Martha G
Deaf college students' mathematical skills relative to morphological knowledge, reading level and language proficiency
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Winter 2007, Vol 12 (1), p25-37

A study of the relationship between mathematical ability and English language skills.

Korvorst, Marjolein; Nuerk, Hans-Christoph; Willmes, Klaus
Hands have it: number representations in adult deaf signers
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Summer 2007, Vol 12 (3), p362-372
A study of numerical signing which gives an insight into how deaf signers think about numbers and mathematics.

Lang, Harry & Pagliaro, Claudia
Factors predicting recall of mathematics terms by deaf students: implications for teaching
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Fall 2007, Vol 12 (4), p449-460
Looks at the mathematics vocabulary retention of deaf students in secondary education.  The article particularly notes use of signs (rather than fingerspelling) aided memory and learning.

Masataka, Nobuo
Differences in arithmetic subtraction of nonsymbolic numerosities by deaf and hearing adults
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Spring 2006, Vol 11 (2), p139-143
Looks at the arithmetic skills of a group of deaf adults compared with a group of hearing adults. (Research carried out in Japan.)

Masataka, Nobuo ... [et al]
Neural correlates for numerical processing in the manual mode
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Spring 2006, Vol 11 (2), p144-152
Looks at numerical aspects of signed languages and how they are perceived by the brain.

Swanwick, Ruth; Oddy, Anne; Roper, Tom
Mathematics and deaf children: an exploration of barriers to success
Deafness and Education International 2005, Vol 7 (1) p1-21
Explores the reasons for deaf children's underachievement in mathematics.