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Developing number sense and arithmetic skills 2024103W

May 2, 2024 - Dec 31, 2024

$310 Enrol

Full course description

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Date and time

Thursday 2 May 2024, 11.00 am to 1.00 pm

Delivery mode

Online – a Zoom link will be provided 24 hours prior to the event


Teacher, Leader


This webinar will address two key deficits characteristic of dyscalculia: a lack of number sense and difficulty in recalling number facts. Participants will learn how to develop a student’s number sense and ability to do simple arithmetic with accuracy and fluency. They will see how they can use manipulatives to develop the recall of addition number facts upon which teaching of the other three operations can be based. Participants will be taken through activities that develop a student’s understanding and mathematical reasoning. They will look at programs designed specifically for students with dyscalculia and a range of resources that can support recall of number facts.

Schools are required to make reasonable adjustments to meet the needs of students with disability and this includes dyscalculia.


Key takeaways

  • an understanding of how to develop a student's number sense and ability to do simple arithmetic
  • a knowledge of programs designed specifically for students with dyscalculia
  • a range of resources which can support the recall of number facts.


Presenter information

Shirley Houston

Shirley Houston is an educational consultant with over 35 years of teaching experience and a Masters degree in Special Education. She is a long-standing Board member of The Dyslexia-SPELD Foundation of Western Australia. Shirley has established a reputation as a caring, dynamic and innovative educator whose programs reflect both current research and a deep understanding of the needs of students with learning difficulties and disabilities. She has taught students in years K-12 at government, Catholic and Independent schools, in Australia and in America.

Link(s) to relevant VRQA Standards

  • Curriculum and Student Learning – Monitoring and reporting on students’ performance