## 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 Numeracy are designed to reduce the stress those with dyscalculia would ordinarily feel when faced with mathematical problems. After a few hours using IDL Numeracy, 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.

The Numeracy software is used predominantly by learners that have dyscalculia, although it is not limited to those with special educational needs. The software can also be used to support any learners who struggle with numeracy. It can also be used for teacher training and planning, as well as for school psychologists and speech therapists.

The software consists of interactive elements, printable worksheets, a detailed tracking system and a lesson planner.

#### What's included in IDL Numeracy?

IDL Numeracy is an interactive mathematics resource designed to help children improve their numeracy skills.

The IDL Numeracy software resource contains:

• A wide range of numeracy resources that can be used to support learners with dyscalculia, dyslexia and other difficulties in mathematics.

• A set of mathematical puzzles that are interactive and are presented in a fun and easy way.

• Lessons that are made up of mathematical principles.

### 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

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

### 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

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

### 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

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

### 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:

#### 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.

## Events

### Online IDL Screeners & MTC Customer Training

##### | 10:00am - 11:00am06.02.2023

IDL Screeners & MTC sessions cover registering and enrolling your pupils, scheduling the tests, the screeners & MTC activities, and where to view and export the results. These sessions lasts for...

### Online IDL Administration Customer Training

##### | 3:15pm - 4:15pm07.02.2023

IDL Administration sessions cover the basics of IDL Literacy and Numeracy, we show you how to register pupils, create groups, enrol pupils, the student login area, lessons, and how to look at the...