Dyscalculia Course Hidden Page

Welcome to the hidden web page of the Dyscalculia course. The aim is to provide all the necessary handouts and resources to enable delegates to deliver, share or cascade the information to colleagues in school. Furthermore, it makes accessing resources and web links much easier, with everything stored in one place. Our copyright terms are that delegates are free to use the materials within their own school only. We hope you find this helpful!

Slides and Handouts




Barriers to Learning for Learners with Dyscalculia 

Counting Creatures Programme 

Dyscalculia Resources 

Dyscalculia Checklist 

Combined SpLD Checklist 

Sharma’s Hierarchy 

Signs Template Dyscalculia 

Strategy Bank 

How-to teach one-to-one correspondence when counting objects

How-to teach recognition and formation of the shape, order and orientation of numerals 1-9

How-to teach subitising and the visualisation of quantity

How-to achieve full familiarity with Cuisenaire®

How-to teach number bonds to 10

References and Further Reading 

Bird, R., 2013. The Dyscalculia Toolkit. London: Sage.

Bruner, J. S., 1974. Toward a Theory of Instruction. New ed. s.l.:Harvard University Press.

Butterworth, B., 2012. Dyscalculia – Numberphile [Interview] (24th July 2012).

Chinn, S., 2011. The Trouble with Maths: A Practical Guide to Helping Learners with Numeracy Difficulties. s.l.:Fulton NASEN.

Chinn, S., 2012. The Trouble with Maths,. 2nd ed. London: Sage.

Emerson, J. & Babtie, P., 2013. The Dyscalculia Assessment. 2nd ed. London: Bloomsbury.

Gelman, R. & Gallistel, C., 1978. The Child’s Understanding of Number. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Gifford, S., 2005. Young children’s difficulties in learning mathematics: Review of research in relation to dyscalculia.

Henderson, A. & Chinn, S., 2005.. Dyslexic pupils and the key objectives of the National Numeracy Strategy. In: G. Reid & A. Fawcett, eds. Dyslexia in Context: Research, Policy and Practice. London: Whurr Publishers, pp. 288-303.

Kay, J. & Yeo, D., 2005. Dyslexia and maths. London: David Fulton.

Phillips, S., Kelly , K. & Symes, L., 2013. Assessment of Learners with Dyslexic-type Difficulties. London: : Sage Publications.

Salisa, R. D. & Meiliasari, M., 2023. A literature review on dyscalculia: What dyscalculia is, its characteristics, and difficulties students face in mathematics class. Alifmatika Jurnal Pendidikan dan Pembelajaran Matematika, 1(5), pp. 82-94.

Sharma, M. C., 2003. Dyscalculia, Berkshire Mathematics: BBC Skillswise.

Sharma, M. C., n.d. Handout entitled, “Learning Problems in Mathematics: Diagnostic and Remedial Perspectives.”, s.l.: s.n.

University of Cambridge, 2010. The educational neuroscience of dyslexia and dyscalculia. [Online] Available at: https://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/the-educational-neuroscience-of-dyslexia-and-dyscalculia [Accessed 10th January 2024].

Dyscalculia Resources 


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February 2024