Dyscalculia Resources for Enlightened SENCOs Vol 2

A collection of dyscalculia/low numeracy resources for primary-aged pupils, designed for use in Key Stage 2, but applicable for other age groups too.

There are 64 one-to-one activities in this pack (a pdf file), exploring fundamental maths skills in the number range 0 to 30:

Counting in Ones
Recognising Numerals
Comparing Magnitudes
Attention Skills.

Each of these sections works on the pupil’s conceptual understanding and procedural knowledge.


The activities in this section work on the pupil practising their verbal and dot counting and connecting them with the physical world.

To give an example, in one of the activities the child is asked to count toy cars speeding down a ramp whilst the teacher monitors the pupil’s counting strategies and how effectively they visually track the cars coming down the ramp. The child then explores the effect of varying the angle of the slope on the speed of the cars using everyday language.

Counting in ones is often a dyscalculic child’s main counting strategy, and this book aims to embrace that, rather than fight against it.


An inability to visually recognise/identify a numeral (e.g. 7) is perhaps something we would associate more with either a dyslexic pupil, a pupil of generally low ability, or simply someone with poor eyesight, rather than a purely dyscalculic pupil. However, if your pupil struggles to correctly identify numerals,

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Created: Dec 6, 2019

Updated: Dec 12, 2019

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