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Overcoming barriers in mathematics – Helping children move from level 1 to level 2

Publication date:
Jan 2009
Education adviser, Headteacher, Inclusion staff, Lead intervention teacher, National Strategies consultant, Senior leadership team (SLT), Subject leader, Teacher
Assessment resources, Continuing professional development (CPD), Guidance, Leadership, Management resources, Planning resources, Progression, Training materials, Initial teacher training (ITT), Teaching and learning
Booklet, Key document, Key resource


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Booklet providing support and guidance on progression in mathematics across two levels with suggestions on how to use the Overcoming barriers CD-based resource.

These materials are structured around the strands and so link to the Blocks and Units in the Framework. They provide guidance on undertaking an initial identification of the barriers in mathematics that slow pupils' progress and limit their attainment. They include support for planning and teaching to help pupils to overcome the identified barriers, to re-assess their learning, and to enable pupils to recognize the progress they have made.

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  • bellisa 6.01 am, 7th September 2010

    I understand that there is a zip file available with the contents of the CD in it on this site. This document is fairly useless without the CD. Where is it please?

    • The National Strategies 8.18 am, 7th September 2010

      Hi there,

      Let me look into this for you and I'll get back to you in this discussion.

      Thank you

  • fins 4.13 pm, 9th September 2010

    I have the same question as bellisa. This is recommended for Every Child Counts teachers. How do we obtain the CD?

  • The National Strategies 4.35 pm, 10th September 2010

    Hello there,

    I've been advised that this product has been superseded by the Steps to Success DVD (00098-2010DVD-EN). This is out of stock but LAs may still have copies.

    If you have specific queries about the avalability of any materials or publications, please do contact our Customer Services team by emailing enquiries@nationalstrategies.co.uk

    Thank you

  • lameredith 3.49 pm, 6th October 2010

    Please could you ask them to follow-up with me aswell?

  • The National Strategies 10.42 am, 7th October 2010

    If anyone else has a query about these materials, please can you send an email to enquiries@nationalstrategies.co.uk where your question can be picked up directly by one of my Customer Services colleagues.

    Thank you

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