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

Maths is used in every subject. Whether it is science related, understanding dates in history, planning a journey or baking a cake, calculations are being made. Students 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.

Aimed at

Teachers, learning support assistants and SENCOs in Secondary schools.

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 learners 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.
  • Learner’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 learner 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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