Overcoming Barriers
Support, advice and identified learning targets across the mathematical strands to help children progress to level 2 in mathematics by the end of Year 2.
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Overcoming barriers in mathematics: Helping children move from level 1 to 2
These materials are designed to help you ensure that as many children as possible progress to level 2 in mathematics by the end of Year 2.

Calculating
This is the first strand of Overcoming barriers  helping children move from level 1 to level 2.

Add to a twodigit number to make multiples of ten

Add and subtract a multiple of ten

Add or subtract a onedigit number to or from a twodigit number

Describe an array and write number sentences

Find a difference between a pair of numbers

Record number sentences and explain the signs and numbers

Solve problems with multiplication as repeated addition

Use grouping to solve division

Work out and record the information I need to solve a puzzle or problem

Write addition and subtraction sentences using the same three numbers


Counting and understanding numbers
These lesson activities, questions and vocabulary lists can help children to understand mathematical concepts they find difficult, including counting, ordering and partitioning twodigit numbers, and rounding twodigit numbers to the nearest 10. This information is part of ‘Overcoming barriers in mathematics: Helping children move from level 1 to 2’.

Count in equal steps and explain patterns

Describe how to order twodigit numbers

Partition a twodigit number into tens and ones to create addition and subtraction sentences

Partition one and twodigit numbers

Round a twodigit number to the nearest ten

Show a whole number on a 0 to 100 number line


Knowing and using number facts
This is the fourth strand of Overcoming barriers – helping children move from level 1 to level 2.

Understanding shape
These lesson activities, questions and vocabulary lists can help children to understand mathematical concepts they find difficult, including naming and describing 2D and 3D shapes, and sorting shapes by similarities and differences. This information is part of ‘Overcoming barriers in mathematics: Helping children move from level 1 to 2’.

Measuring
This is the fifth strand of Overcoming barriers  helping children move from level 1 to level 2.


Planning the teaching and learning of mathematics using Overcoming barriers in mathematics – helping children move from level 1 to level 2
Planning the teaching and learning of mathematics using Overcoming barriers in mathematics – helping children move from level 1 to level 21. Introduction to the materials2. The structure of the materials3. Getting started – targeting children 4. Planning from and using the materialsa. Using the materials – Year 2 teacher and teaching assistantb. Using the materials – teaching assistant and an individual child

Planning the teaching and learning of mathematics using Overcoming barriers in mathematics – helping children move from level 1 to level 2
Planning the teaching and learning of mathematics using Overcoming barriers in mathematics – helping children move from level 1 to level 21. Introduction to the materials2. The structure of the materials3. Getting started – targeting children 4. Planning from and using the materialsa. Using the materials – Year 2 teacher and teaching assistantb. Using the materials – teaching assistant and an individual child

Introduction to materials

The structure of materials

Getting started—targeting children

Planning from and using the materials

Research—Year 2 children who get 'stuck' at level 2C in mathematics (summary of findings)

Research—Year 2 children who get 'stuck' at level 2C in mathematics (place value and mental calculation)

Research—year 2 children who get 'stuck' at level 2C in mathematics (problem solving, recording, using mathematical vocabulary)

