Course Cost:

Non Members: £195 (excluding VAT)

Members: £175.50 (excluding VAT)

Course Length: 1 Day

Venue address:
Heath House Training & Conference Centre, Cheadle Rd, Uttoxeter, Staffs, ST14 7BY

Course Date

01 January 2020

Course Time

09:30 to 15:45

Dyscalculia: more than numbers- struggling with maths across the primary curriculum

Maths is used in every subject. Whether it is throwing a ball, understanding dates in history, planning a journey or baking a cake, calculations are being made. Children with dyscalculia struggle to understand the relationship between numbers. Sequencing is also a challenge.

This training aims to work alongside staff to help them to understand the impact dyscalculia has on a learner, to reflect on where maths is used in particular subjects, and how learners can be supported.

In-School Training

This course is available as in-school training.

Aimed at

Teachers, learning support assistants and SENCOs in Primary schools.

Full course description

Maths is in everything. Without it children will struggle to understand the value of money, struggle to get to places on time and, long-term, may be ill-equipped to continue with higher education or to work in a job of their choosing.

This one-day course aims to work alongside staff to help them to understand the impact dyscalculia has on a learner, to reflect on where maths is used in particular subjects, and how learners can be supported. Participants will develop a sensitivity to the struggles that children with dyscalculia experience and will experience what it may be like to have dyscalculia.

The course will help participants to:

  • 1. Identify dyscalculia;
  • 2. appreciate the nature of the difficulties experienced by pupils who struggle with mathematical ideas;
  • 3. consider activities and games that target particular areas of difficulty;
  • 4. rediscover how to teach/support mathematically so that pupils can learn to think and reason using mathematical ideas.

Course objectives

By the end of the course participants will:

  • 1. have a better understanding of the nature of dyscalculia;
  • 2. have the confidence to encourage pupils to develop mathematical connections in subjects other than maths;
  • 3. have developed some strategies to support learners;
  • 4. know where to go for additional support.
  • 5. have shared experiences.

Session timetable

Session 1 (9:30-10:45):

  • Introductions
  • What is dyscalculia – common symptoms.
  • Children’s experiences
Session 2 (11:00-12:15):
  • What is dyscalculia – practical examples.
  • Discovering maths in all classrooms.
Session 3 (1:00-2:15):
  • Explore how to support the child with dyscalculia in the classroom.
  • Sharing experiences.
Session 4 (2:30-3:45):
  • Strategies to support those with dyscalculia.
  • Feedback.

Tutor Information and Related Courses

Tutor information
The tutor is a creative, practical trainer, who has a history of supporting people with learning differences, those who may have mental health issues and those who lack confidence in learning. She also supports, in whatever way required, those who teach, work or live with children or adults with these particular needs. Her Ed.D was based on understanding if and how developing confidence and motivation in the classroom made a difference to academic improvement and brought a change in people’s lives.

A highly experienced tutor, she teaches those with complex emotional and academic needs in a children’s home, is a mentor at Bangor University and supports both children and adults on a one to one basis who need confidence with learning. She is incredibly passionate about her work and believes that any ability, when sensitively and appropriately channelled, can be developed to realise potential.

Furthermore, she has worked as an educational consultant in a hospital for young people and adults with acquired brain injuries and/or autism; has been a trustee and trainer for ParentLink, an organisation that supports families of children with special needs; and she was a board member at Bournemouth University.

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