Dyscalculia Matters Book 2: Ages 7-9 Cover

Dyscalculia Matters Book 2: Ages 7-9

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: 7-9 | Pages: 56 | Code: 0710 | ISBN: 9781927190845

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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
Hundred square8
Pre-maths skills9
1–100 (4)10
Happy families14
Partitioning for easy numbers15
Splitting and partitioning16
Adding with partitioning17
It's a problem18
Subtracting (4)19
Adding with partitioning and re-grouping (2)23
Make me a sum25
Bundle me up26
Fractions (3)27
Adding fractions30
Introducing decimals31
Shopping with money32
Decimal charts33
Adding and subtracting decimals34
Subtracting using equal addition35
Groups of tables36
Sharing groups of tables37
Times tables38
Thinking about times tables for children with dyscalculia38
2 times table39
Dividing with the 2 times table40
3 times table41
Dividing with the 3 times table42
4 times table43
Dividing with the 4 times table44
5 times table45
Dividing with the 5 times table46
General times table games47
Maths activities48
Assessment for general maths knowledge and strategies50
Assessment for dyscalculia and maths difficulties51
Index of maths concepts55