8th National Dyscalculia and MLD Conference 2016

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Keynote Presentation:

Keynote 1: Maths Anxiety: Causes, Consequences and Solutions - Professor David Sheffield, University of Derby

Keynote 2: Why Maths is so Darned Tricky, and what we can do about it - Andrew Jeffrey, Director, Magic Message


1. Reducing maths anxiety in the classroom - Dr Tom Hunt and Prof David Sheffield, University of Derby
2. Assessing for Dyscalculia -
Alison Shorrock, Independent Assessor and Tutor SpLD
3. Connecting families, maths and fun  -
Alexandra Fitzsimmons, Founder, Maths on Toast
4. Helping Billy become fluent with the basics -
Charlie Harber and Rachel Rayner, Herts for Learning Primary Maths Advisers
5. Dyslexia and Dyscalculia: exploring issues through case studies -
Clare Trott, Maths Support Tutor, MEC, Loughborough University
6. Errors and misunderstandings in classroom: KS 3 & 4 -
Dr Audrey Curnock, Education Unlimited
7. Maths out of a bag! -
Liz Gibbs, Maths consultant
8. Mindset Maths –
Zeb Friedman, Mathematics Teacher, Spring Maths
9. Why Cuisenaire is one of the most under-rated resources in schools today! -
Andrew Jeffrey, Director, Magic Message
10. Breaking barriers with Numicon -
Louise Pennington, SEND Consultant
11. Singapore Maths and Dyscalculia – a perfect match? -
Judy Hornigold, Author and Educational Consultant
12. Maths Talk - Hazel Large, Primary Maths Consultant
13. Creating a path through the forest of maths assessments - 
Helen Smith, SENCo, Summercroft Primary School

2016 Conference Feedback

“It was a fascinating, practical and inspiring day.” Cognition and Learning Specialist Teacher

“I loved the energy and enthusiasm of the speakers, networking opportunities and quality of breakouts sessions.” Learning Support Teacher, Sidcott School

“The bringing together of maths with learning difficulties is something I have not found elsewhere and the variety of workshops offered was just brilliant.” Maths Teacher, Campus De Nations

8th Dyscalculia Conference Report 2016

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Association of Teachers of Mathematics website
Department for Education
Judy Hornigold's website
Maths Hubs
National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics


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