Numeracy Software Overview

IDL Numeracy is a maths software resource that helps to improve ability for low-attaining learners in mathematics. It includes a fully graded course to support the National Curriculum for KS1 (Key Stage 1) maths and KS2 (Key Stage 2) maths. In order to be inclusive, the lessons in IDL are designed to reduce the stress those with dyscalculia would ordinarily feel when faced with mathematical problems. After a few hours using IDL, learners will find a familiarity with the lessons and because the lesson mechanics remain the same, they gain the confidence they need to tackle problems, even those they have never encountered before.

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Research suggests that those with Dyscalculia are more more likely to suffer from the following symptoms:

  • Below average understanding of basic counting principles
  • Inability to use counting strategies for addition
  • Difficulty in memorising arithmetic facts
  • Lack of number sense
  • Reduced automatic processing of numbers

Mathematical Principles

Each lesson is made up of one or more of these main mathematical principles. This will help you identify which areas a pupil may be struggling with.

Bonds

Bonds

Number bonds are simple mathematical sums, which should become so familiar that a pupil can recognise them and complete them almost instantly.

Counting

Counting

Within a series of lessons simple counting strategies are introduced. You will see your pupils counting numbers, apples, carrots, money and much more.

Sequencing

Sequencing

The ability to put things into the correct order, usually based on the size, number or value. Lessons will see pupils organising all kinds of things from ducks to trains.

Patterns

Patterns

Patterns cover an array of topics from 2d and 3d shapes to spatial awareness and time.

Number Value

Number Value

This relates to the value of a given number in terms of quantity or size. Those with Dyscalculia find it very difficult to visualise a number in these terms.

Place Value

Place Value

The ability to understand the value of a number based on its position in terms of ‘ones’, ‘tens’ and ‘hundreds’.

Arithmetic

Arithmetic

IDL Numeracy lessons are interspersed with increasingly difficult sums. These provide a marker for overall progress.


The Lessons

In total there are 2250 lessons!

Your pupils will find IDL Numeracy lessons fun to do. Although the programme includes a vast array of differing lessons, each will be immediately identifiable as an IDL lesson. The principle will always be the same; mathematical puzzles are presented in a fun and easy way. Each puzzle comes complete with in built auditory instructions, along with buttons to help with the solution or simplify the puzzle. Each puzzle is solved by moving items around the screen or by clicking on the right items.

Because every aspect of the National Curriculum for numeracy in KS1 and KS2 is included, the lessons cover a vast array of topics including size, 2D and 3D shapes, weights, measures, spatial awareness, time and money.


Progress Monitoring

Because each lesson in IDL has been mapped in two distinct ways:

1. against the mathematical principles

2. against the National Curriculum

It allows teachers to see how their pupils are achieving against the expected standards for their age group along with identifying the areas they may be struggling with most.

Progress Monitoring
IDL Numeracy Video Guide

IDL Numeracy Video Guide

This is a video walkthrough of IDL Numeracy.

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Events

CPD Certified Dyscalculia Training

Preston

 | 9:00am - 12:00pm15.01.2019

Training for SENCOs, Head teachers and Deputy Head teachers in the field of Dyscalculia delivered by Judy Hornigold BSc, PGCSpE, AMBDA. Judy is an independent education consultant specialising in...

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CPD Certified Dyscalculia Training

Preston

 | 1:00pm - 4:00pm15.01.2019

Training for SENCOs, Head teachers and Deputy Head teachers in the field of Dyscalculia delivered by Judy Hornigold BSc, PGCSpE, AMBDA. Judy is an independent education consultant specialising in...

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CPD Certified Dyscalculia Training

Newcastle

 | 9:00am - 12:00pm22.01.2019

Training for SENCOs, Head teachers and Deputy Head teachers in the field of Dyscalculia delivered by Judy Hornigold BSc, PGCSpE, AMBDA. Judy is an independent education consultant specialising in...

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