Why your child struggles with maths and 21 simple strategies to help them catch up. A short maths course for parents and teachers
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Course Overview

This short course is jam-packed and takes you through the foundations of maths difficulties and includes: consolidating concepts and getting perspective; the constellation of learning factors and their interconnectivity; general advice for evidence based practice; numerical stroop; long-term memory; speed of working; short-term and working memory sequences; the importance of dialogue; developing a sense of number; chunking and key numbers; the concept of place value; cognitive styles and metacognition; evidence of cognition; inch worms and grasshoppers; maths anxiety.


  • Gain a deeper insight into Dyscalculia
  • Learn from a world renowned mathematics and dyscalculia expert.
  • Learn about evidence-based practice in maths based on research.
  • Understand the constellation of learning factors and their interconnectivity.
  • Learn how to profile students with maths difficulties.
  • Know which strategies benefit which students.


  • Consolidate concepts you currently find difficult to teach.
  • Help students across the age range.
  • Understand the importance of dialogue.
  • Use a checklist to identify the needs of struggling maths students.
  • Improve your knowledge and confidence in dealing with maths difficulties.
  • Have the confidence to refer students to further learning support.
  • Offer multiple strategies to empower maths strugglers / dyscalculics.
  • Understand how anxiety can impact on maths.


  • 4 online, on demand highly engaging videos
  • Practical examples on how to teach each maths concept
  • A maths difficulties checklist for across the age range
  • 21 simple strategies to help students catch up.
  • A Support Strategies Booklet covering:
    1. 1. Generalisations
    2. 2. Patterns
    3. 3. Commutative Property
    4. 4. Number lines
    5. 5. Number sense
    6. 6. Estimation skills
    7. 7. Multiplication fact square
    8. 8. Number bonds to make 10
  • Access to a full Chapter of Steve’s new edition of More Trouble with Maths
  • A certificate upon completion


Consolidating concepts, why you need to gain perspective and help students to understand the constellation of mathematical learning factors and their interconnectivity. Steve further offers general advice on evidence-based practice.
1 Quiz


Numerical Stroop as well as a deeper understanding of the role of long-term memory, speed of working, working memory and sequencing in math.
1 Quiz


Research into dialogue, how children develop a sense of number and various strategies to gain a congruent sense of number and place value.
1 Quiz


How metacognition and subsequent cognition styles can be used to better understand a student’s mathematical difficulties, anxiety and success. This section includes a checklist to help you better understand the child’s mathematical needs.
1 Quiz
Prof. Steve Chinn

Steve’s experience spans over forty years of work and research in special and mainstream education. In 1986, he founded, developed and built a specialist secondary school for dyslexic boys, a school which won major national awards. He is now an independent consultant, researcher and writer and has presented papers, contributed to conferences worldwide (over 30 countries) and delivers training courses for psychologists, teachers, parents and support assistants… See More…

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