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Overcoming barriers in mathematics – Helping children move from level 2 to level 3

Publication date:
Mar 2008
Education adviser, Headteacher, Lead intervention teacher, National Strategies consultant, Senior leadership team (SLT), Subject leader, Teacher
Assessment resources, Continuing professional development (CPD), Leadership, Management resources, Planning resources, Progression, Training materials, Initial teacher training (ITT), Intervention, Teaching and learning
Booklet, CD/DVD, Key resource


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These materials are designed to help teachers ensure that Year 3 and 4 children progress from level 2 to 3 by the end of Year 4.

Increasing numbers of children are achieving level 3, but some children still meet barriers in their learning that slows or blocks their progress. The materials on the CD provide teaching resources and ideas that teachers use when planning additional support for those children.

This CD is one of a set of similarly focused intervention materials that are to be developed for mathematics. Teachers will find these materials useful when planning their teaching to help children working around the level 2 to 3 border make good progress.

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