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Oxford University Press

Building Numeracy Second Edition - From Assessment to Conceptual Understanding and Fluency


Teachers Reference

Classroom intervention strategies to build confidence and competence

Building Numeracy has been designed to assist all teachers, at all levels, to develop expertise and confidence in diagnosing student difficulties.

This book uses evidence-based, peer-reviewed intervention strategies that help teachers to:

  • understand how mathematical concepts and processes are constructed and connected
  • overcome mathematical misconceptions and inappropriate ways of thinking
  • plan and implement appropriate intervention programs to build students’ competence and confidence.

In addition to the numeration, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and fractions screening tests from the first edition of Building Numeracy, this second edition also includes an early number screening interview and problem solving tests.

Building Numeracy is an Oxford Teacher Reference title.

Building Numeracy is packaged with complimentary digital resources designed to support diagnosis and intervention, with:

  • instructional videos
  • downloadable screening tests, answers and score sheets
  • PowerPoint animations
  • blackline masters (BLMs) and additional printouts.

Resources are available through Oxford Owl. To create or access your account, visit

Author: GEORGE BOOKER was formerly a Senior Lecturer in Mathematics Education at Griffith University, where he taught all introductory primary and special education student teachers. George has been widely published at the academic level and has written curriculum resources for all areas of mathematics education, with a particular emphasis on the relationship between language and the development of concepts, processes and ways of thinking. He regularly provides professional learning in assessment, numeracy and problem solving for schools and other organisations throughout Australia.