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From Counting to Calculating – Maths Intervention training for Teaching Assistants

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From Counting to Calculating is an intervention programme for maths which was written for children who lie just above the bottom 5% in Y2 and for children in Y3 and Y4 who are working significantly behind age-related expectations. It has also been used successfully with children significantly behind age-related expectations in Y5, Y6 and Y7. The programme was developed over a period of 18 months and is based on in-school action research on key understandings in mathematics and how to address misconceptions and gaps in understanding. The programme is aligned with the principles underpinning Numbers Count.
From Counting to Calculating is a ten week programme based on maths objectives, taken from the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 curriculum, that focus on key aspects of mathematical understanding related to understanding counting and additive reasoning. The programme can be run by a teaching assistant or a teacher and is intended for use with threes, pairs or one to one. Running the programme requires training; three and a half days in the first term and a half day in the second term, with an opportunity to join a network for further support. Participants need to be timetabled to run the programme, during the training term, with at least one group of children, for three sessions a week. As the programme involves tailoring the sessions to meet the specific needs of the children, time for planning and preparation are crucial and we recommend that three hours a week are allocated for running the programme for each group. All participants receive a folder of materials and essential resources for running the programme.

Head of Mathematics / Mathematics Coordinators, Key Skills Teacher, Learning Support Staff / Higher Level Teaching Assistant, Senior Leader, Subject Learning Coach, Teacher, Teacher Educator

Contact Details:

Karen Moor Karen.moor@babcockinternational.com



Once Only


30 April 2014 09:30 to 15:30


There are 5 sessions Wednesday 30 April, Thursday 8th May, Wednesday 11th June, Monday 14th July, Wednesday 15 October 2014.



Bluecoats Children's Centre
Borough Road
EX38 7NU