Practical methods to use at home

How to help your child when they have difficulty with numbers, calculations and problem solving, including dyscalculia

Does your child get easily confused with numbers and sums, find it hard to remember facts, e.g. times tables, and struggle learning how to use maths in their every day lives, such as being able to tell the time?

Do they find ways to avoid activities involving numbers, become anxious about maths homework or get distressed because they find learning so hard?

Do you want to find out how children learn maths skills, better understand dyscalculia, and know what to say and do when supporting your child with their learning at home?

If your answers are YES then this course is perfect for you! And because it's presented in 'bitesize' lessons, you can complete it in a couple of hours, or view in chunks to fit in with your lifestyle.

I'm looking forward to sharing more from my psychology toolbox with you! Watch the video to find out more about what's included...


Here's what parents and carers say about SEN Bitesize courses

Fascinating Insight

C Hewitt

This is a relaxed, helpful course into how to approach math's with your child/children. I know from experience that this subject is always challenging. Hannah explains what children and parents feel towards maths in a very understandable manner. She removes the complicated jargon, the overwhelming need to always get it right and simplifies it, reminding us that maths is fun. She gives great techniques to use and games to play. Her explanation of Dyscalculia was brilliant. Fascinating insight. Would recommend this course.

Very Useful Course

K Rowland

I really enjoyed the course and found it very useful. The approach was easy to follow and understand. The videos were really helpful to watch how you do it. I would definitely recommend this to friends. Thank you.

Excellent, Helpful Information

K Reynard

I highly recommend this Bitesize course to other parents of kids with SEN, struggling with the challenges of engaging their child with learning. Friendly, useful information with practical examples of how to implement learning. Right length of time and you can dip in and out of it if you need to. I watched it twice and will watch the others!!!


H McRory Brockhurst

This is fantastic and so helpful. Simple, easy to understand instructions and ideas. It was interesting and the videos are brilliant!! They show exactly what you mean and how to teach them to your child. I would definitely recommend to a friend.

Very Informative

E Chappell

I think this is excellent and found it very informative. Some excellent exercises and strategies, which will really engage children. I also really like the videos of the children in practice - it brings it to life. The piece on dyslexia was of great interest for me as I think my daughter may be dyslexic. It was good to understand much more around this. Thank you.

Highly Recommend

J Thurlow

This really is in bitesize chunks, with visuals, text, and video to help you in whichever way you prefer to learn. There are lots of methods for you to adapt for the child you are helping, depending on their age, need, and interests. It's also really hard to find help with spellings, so it's great that it's on here with reading. Highly recommend this course if you want to help your child at home, and you can download the slides at the end to refer back to.

Excellent Support and Information

J Hill

Highly recommend. This should really be shared with all parents and be an introduction to any school learning done at home, at any time (the beginning of the start of school life, change of school or for general homework, not just the long periods of lockdown home learning). The First Aid to home learning for parents and pupils.

Click here to get practical methods for how to help your child make sense of maths

How will this course help you?

By the end of this course you will...

  • Understand the thinking and memory skills behind how children learn maths

  • Know about the key concepts that will help your child develop their numeracy, calculation and problem solving skills

  • Receive 6 activity programmes to follow that are based on play, creativity and interaction, making it easier to engage your child in home learning

  • Better understand dyscalculia and know the best evidence-based approaches to use when supporting your child

  • Take away my 10 top tips for how to motivate and engage your child in learning maths

View a sample lesson

Take a look at a video from this course where I bust some myths and explain key facts about dyscalculia.

Course curriculum

  1. 1
  2. 2
    • What is maths?

    • The foundations that your child's maths skills are built upon

  3. 3
    • Size Hunt

    • Model Sizes

    • Sensory Exploration

    • Matching and Sorting

    • Music and Rhyme

    • Number sand Symbols

    • Speedy Spot Games™

  4. 4
    • Patterns

    • Peg a Sequence

    • Ready, Steady, Go!

    • Act It Out

    • Counting Ladder

    • Demo: Counting Ladder

    • Positions

    • Treasure Hunt

  5. 5
    • What are operations?

    • The thinking skills your child needs to calculate

  6. 6
    • Baking

    • Measure and Make

    • Playing with Time

    • Food Fractions and Clocks

    • Shopping

    • Place Value Peeps™

    • Demo: Place Value Peeps™ sheet 15 - 3 = 12

    • Demo: Place Value Peeps™ sheet 102 + 6 = 108

    • Number Walk

    • Operations

    • Demo: How to explain the concept of division to your child

    • Number Bonds

    • Number Lines

    • Demo: Examples of how to use number lines when calculating

  7. 7
    • Say What You See

    • Rehearse and Remember

    • Guess What?

    • Keep in Mind

    • Hide and Find

    • Quiz

    • Sensory Connections

    • Magic Tricks

    • Demo: 9 Times Table Trick

  8. 8
    • Maths is everywhere

    • The underlying abilities your child needs to use when problem solving

  9. 9
    • Random Objects Game

    • Highlight

    • Demo: How to help your child translate word problems into maths sums

    • Calculation Hat

    • Shared Learning

  10. 10
    • Puzzles

    • Get Logical

    • STEM

    • Strategy Games

    • Mime

    • Predict Patterns

  11. 11
  12. 12
    • Resources

  13. 13
    • Top Tip 1: Use maths language every day

    • Top Tip 2: Make learning a shared experience

    • Top Tip 3: Don't just follow methods

    • Top Tip 4: involve family and friends

    • Top Tip 5: Start tasks with mindfulness

    • Top Tip 6: Practise little and often

    • Top Tip 7: Lots of praise

    • Top Tip 8: Remember to go through these stages

    • Top Tip 9: When learning together

    • Top Tip 10: Keep it fun

  14. 14
    • Thank you

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