Dyscalculia Matters Book 1: Ages 5-7 Cover

Dyscalculia Matters Book 1: Ages 5-7

Effective ways of working with children who struggle with maths

Many children who struggle with maths have weaknesses in the three key areas that maths teaching usually relies on: a sense of number, effective memory skills and an ability to work in sequences. This series offers the guidance you need to teach these children successfully. It clarifies where a child with dyscalculia needs to start in their maths learning and how to teach them so that they can connect with this subject. Written by a teacher with extensive experience in dealing with dyscalculia, this series sidesteps ineffectual worksheets and instead concentrates on offering a wealth of hands-on ideas that you can use to guide the child through the concepts essential for maths learning.

Ages: 5-7 | Pages: 56 | Code: 0709 | ISBN: 9781927190838

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Frances Adlam

Frances Adlam, a highly experienced and creative educator and therapist, has 20 years of teaching experience, is considered a “gifted teacher” by many, and for over 15 years has been involved in teaching the arts, creativity, multiple intelligences and working with creatively gifted children. She has lectured in New Zealand and been an adviser for teachers in the aforementioned areas. She is also a published children’s author, a dancer and a playwright. She currently works as an educator and therapist for children in her private practice, Out of the Box, where she specialises in working with children who are on the spectra of dyslexia, ADHD, Asperger’s syndrome and autism. Frances has written many resources for Essential Resources, some of which are under her former name, Frances Reed. You can find out more about Frances at www.outofthebox.net.nz.


How can we assess for dyscalculia?4
How do the key maths skills relate to dyscalculia?4
Anxiety and dyscalculia5
Best practice for teaching children with dyscalculia6
An overview of the series6
A box of resources7
Pre-maths skills8
Pre-maths games8
Counting to 109
Before and after numbers10
Numbers 1–10 (2)11
Odd and even numbers (4)13
Addition facts to 10 (2)17
Which number comes next?19
Resources: Number cards20
Playing with numbers (2)22
Resources: Number chart24
Here come the teens25
The last letter in TEEN is N!25
Counting to 2026
Ordering numbers to 2027
This way to 2028
Adding to 6 (2)29
Skip-counting to 2030
Even numbers to 4031
The Odd family32
Resources: Hundred square33
Counting up in fives34
Counting up in tens35
Jumping up in tens36
How many tens?37
Adding to 838
More addition facts to 10 (3)39
Double trouble (2)42
Doubles detectives43
Off we go (2)44
Two by two46
Make that number47
Trusty numbers (2)48
Fraction time50
A fraction feast51
Assessment for general maths knowledge and strategies52
Assessment for dyscalculia and maths difficulties53
Index of maths concepts56