Teaching Strategies to Overcome Maths Learning Difficulties & Dyscalculia: Identification, Diagnosis and Intervention

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Course Overview

Completing this course will supercharge your math’s teaching ability, putting you at the forefront of evidence-based research. You will be able to remove the hurdles you encounter when teaching maths, enabling you to make your teaching sessions highly effective and engaging. The highly popular 9.5 hour accredited course introduces you to a complete toolkit, allowing you to profile the traits of maths learning difficulties and dyscalculia, so you can identify learning issues and assist learners to overcome their barriers and achieve mathematical success.

  • Understanding the difference between maths learning difficulties and dyscalculia
  • Use research-evidence to effectively teach basic maths concepts for the future.
  • Build a maths teaching toolbox with simple and practical resources
  • Use pattern and practical resources to support those who struggle most in maths
  • Master teaching these maths topics across the age range:
    • Number patterns
    • Number bonds
    • Place value
    • Addition and subtraction of larger numbers
    • Multiplication facts and division
    • Decimals and fractions
    • Algebra
  • Identify maths learning difficulties using a checklist
  • Use checklists to measure maths resilience and maths anxiety
  • Learn how to diagnose maths learning difficulties
  • Identify the impact of early experiences in maths and its impact on later maths
  • Be able to identify the most common errors in maths
  • Understand how anxiety is linked to maths learning
  • Understand the cognitive strategies used by maths learners
  • Access the latest research on maths and dyscalculia
  • Understand the importance of scaffolding in supporting maths learning
  • Support students across the age range by tracking backwards and forwards
  • Put lifelong learning strategies in place for all ages and maths ability levels
  • Understand the interconnectivity of challenges in maths learning difficulties
  • View, practice and assimilate each step of the course
  • Revisit videos to reinforce your learning
  • 11 interactive, highly engaging video sessions
  • A maths learning difficulties/Dyscalculia checklist
  • An Adult Maths Anxiety Test
  • False Beliefs and Mathematical Resilience scale Checklist
  • Interconnectivity of challenges in maths learning difficulties quick reference sheet
  • Easy-to-implement practical strategies to teach mathematical concepts effectively
  • Key recommendations to support every student
  • Clearly demonstrated practical strategies to make your learning more memorable
  • Evidence based knowledge to support colleagues in their maths teaching
  • Scaffolds for teaching number, place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication, algebra, decimals and fractions
  • Key number card games for teaching the times tables
  • Further links to the most effective, evidence-based resources
  • A Booklet of Support Strategies to assist parents when supporting their children to catch up in maths at home.
  • A maths learning difficulties/Dyscalculia Checklist
  • Adult Maths Anxiety Test
  • A False Beliefs and Mathematical Resilience Scale Checklist
  • Number, symbol, visual representations to 10
  • Addition grid
  • Multiplication grids for individual and whole class use
  • Commutative Property Multiplication grid for individual use
  • Flexi-table
  • Place Value scaffold
  • Number lines to 10
  • Number bond visual patterns to 10
  • Number lines to 20
  • The stages of scaffolding for algorithms quick reference sheet
  • Area Models to show the developmental nature of maths in Multiplication
  • The Most Common Error Patterns quick reference sheet
  • Teacher and parent questionnaires for students with maths learning difficulties
  • 20 page Booklet – A guide for parents of Children with Maths Anxiety
  1. 12 Tips for Addressing the Challenges in Maths
  2. Visual /symbol number patterns for classroom display
  3. Commutative property for number bonds to 10
  4. Commutative Property Multiplication grid
  5. Factors contributing to High Maths Anxiety
  6. 6 Signposts to Excellence in Education
  7. 18 Ways to Make Maths More Accessible for Worksheets and Tests
  8. The Relationship Between Fractions,Decimals and Percentages Poster
  9. Place value scaffolding sheets
  10. 18 ways to make maths more accessible for worksheets and tests
Exclusive discounts to Steve Chinn’s new Routledge publication ‘More Trouble with Maths’
A professional accredited certificate upon completion of your course.

Access to further training in SpLD’s
And so much more …..

Mathematical Learning Difficulties and Dyscalculia

This session includes the definition of Dyscalculia and the key factors of Specific learning Difficulties in maths; Observing students with maths difficulties and the interconnectivity between their difficulties; The prevalence of dyscalculia and maths learning difficulties and the importance of early teaching and maths performance; The do’s and don’ts of teaching maths to improve maths performance.
1 Quiz, Video Duration: 32 Minutes 06 Seconds

The Developmental Nature of Maths

This session discusses the importance of getting the basics right, knowing where the basics are going, and how later maths relies very heavily on the early maths. It clearly demonstrates tracking forward with younger students and how to track back to the very basics for older students.
1 Quiz, Video Duration: 14 Minutes 02 Seconds

Number Sense, Operation Sense and Place Value

This session covers the importance of consistency when using visual patterns to support learners for counting both forwards and backwards. It offers an introduction to linking addition and subtraction operations and number facts. It covers key teaching strategies for scaffolding when teaching place value.
1 Quiz, Video Duration: 13 Minutes 29 Seconds

Alternative methods of teaching addition and subtraction

This session will help you to support learners by encouraging them to use what they know, to work out what they don’t know, so as to avoid excessive demand on fallible long-term memory. It advocates for students to become familiar with number by using visual support, manipulatives, maths toolkits, estimations, patterns and sequences.
1 Quiz, Video Duration: 17 Minutes 06 Seconds

Using scaffolding to support addition and subtraction for larger numbers

This session covers the varying levels of scaffolding and renaming when working with hundreds, tens and ones to support maths learners. It offers clear demonstrations of using resources to support subtraction, across zero, of larger numbers e.g. 103-28.
1 Quiz, Video Duration: 08 Minutes 29 Seconds

The basic facts of mastering multiplication and division

This session looks at the research into mastering the multiplication facts. It discusses teacher flexibility as ‘nothing works for everyone’. It uncovers mathematically valid and easy strategies of committing the multiplication facts to memory and how to link multiplication to division. It demonstrates the resources required to support learners, so as to avoid any feelings of overwhelm, caused by the number of facts they are required to master.
1 Quiz, Video Duration: 26 Minutes 56 Seconds

The affective domain and Maths Anxiety

This video session explores maths anxiety and its impact on learning. Steve discusses the research behind the emotional and motivational factors relating to maths fear and difficulties.
1 Quiz, Video Duration: 29 Minutes 34 Seconds

The affective domain and Maths Anxiety Continued

This session discusses the types of anxiety and the main factors contributing to maths anxiety. Steve provides dozens of excellent, realistic examples of best practice to promote meaningful success and learner self-belief.
1 Quiz, Video Duration: 34 Minutes 04 Seconds

Identifying and using error patterns to support learners

This session covers the need for monitoring learners to identify where they struggle and guide targeted intervention. Steve investigates the types of errors, the most common errors and works through very practical aspects of understanding these mathematical errors. This session assists in developing a deeper understanding of error patterns when screening and supporting students with maths learning difficulties and dyscalculia.
1 Quiz, Video Duration: 40 Minutes 34 Seconds

Diagnosis and Assessment of maths Learning Difficulties and Dyscalculia

This section demystifies the concept of identifying maths learning difficulties. It addresses the difference between assessment and a diagnosis. Steve highlights the process of the lead up to a diagnosis and the importance of checking the basics.
1 Quiz, Video Duration: 28 Minutes 42 Seconds

Diagnosis and Assessment of maths Learning Difficulties and Dyscalculia Continued

This session continues the discussion of identifying maths learning difficulties. In the session Steve works through the structure of screening for maths learning difficulties in an easy, step by step process.
1 Quiz, Video Duration: 47 Minutes 09 Seconds

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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Teaching Quality Institute, Canberra Government
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