Approaches

Approaches to working with children who have specific maths difficulties

Once gaps and misconceptions have been identified for a pupil and reasonable adjustments have been made, targeted support will need to be given to address the assessment findings.

The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has produced a document 'Improving Mathematics in Key Stage Two and Three'.  Pages 6 and 7 of the document (available online) provide a summary of the key elements for schools to consider when determining support to enable progress.

Maths interventions

Jigsaw Maths - Written by the specialist teachers from Laurance Haines SpLD Outreach Service for our local schools.  It is a structured, cumulative, multisensory intervention to develop early number skills.  It is personalised to address gaps and misconceptions identified using the base numeracy assessment.  Training is available regularly for our schools.

Addressing Early Number Difficulties - Written by the specialist teachers from Laurance Haines SpLD Outreach Service for our local schools.  It provides a range of practical activities and strategies.  This follows the Early Number assessment.  Training is available for our schools.

 

 

Turn Tables - Training is available for our schools to enable the 'Turn Tables'  resource to be used as a buddy intervention, developing fluency with multiplication facts. 

The resource is available directly from Multi-sensory Matters.

Breaking Barriers - Training is available for our schools to help get started with this resource.  This is a longer term resource, working in very small steps for pupils with significant difficulties in maths.

The resource is available directly from OUP.

Other resources to consider:

Power of 2 books - Various titles are available.  These books use a precision teaching type approach.  These resources and further details are available from 123 Learning.  These resources are suitable for home use.

 

 Numicon Big Ideas - Catch-Up materials for learners aged 10 to 12 who are not yet on track to meet age related expectations: those learners with gaps in their understanding of the KS2 maths curriculum.  The resource is available directly from OUP.