Equals Online

Equals Online - Mathematics and Special Educational Needs is a valuable resource for those working to ensure that all pupils will benefit from mathematics.

Classroom teachers need the best support to develop good practice in line with current initiatives and it is the aim of Equals to provide this support in a number of practical ways. Age range: 3-18 years

Equals Online is produced by teachers and curriculum/SEN specialists dedicated to opening up mathematics to low attainers.

In practical terms it provides support through the exchange of ideas to help teachers reveal the excitement and applicability of mathematics to those who have in the past found the subject inaccessible and/or irrelevant.

Equals is primarily concerned with teachers sharing good practice, experience and ideas. To this end we welcome submissions from colleagues who have ideas or activities that they feel need trying out or sharing. Updates on issues affecting practice, book reviews, practical ideas and resources are just some of the features of Equals Online...


SEND and Lockdown Survey - an appeal by Alan Edmiston editor of Equals

In October 2020 my daughter carried out a survey looking at the impact that the lockdown was having on University students metal health. I found the results very revealing and felt that Equals should do the same regarding the impact that the disruption to schools, due to COVID-19, was having upon pupils with SEND.

The survey, comprising six questions, can be found here

Please take the time to add your views so we can gain as full a picture as possible of how our most fragile of pupils are being affected.


Editor: Alan Edmiston

Editorial Team:

Peter Jarrett, Kirsty Behan, Louise Needham, Nicky White

Advertising enquiries should be addressed to The Advertising Manager.

For further information about Equals please contact the Editor.


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What is dyscalculia?

22 September 2020

This webinar explores cognitive barriers to doing and learning mathematics.

In 2019 a new definition of dyscalculia was published that made the distinction between impairment in the sense of number and other difficulties caused by, for example, working memory or poor literacy. But what is a sense of number and how does it impact on doing maths, how common is it and how can weaknesses in other areas of cognition impact on the learning of maths, and how can we help learners to overcome these difficulties.

Pete Jarrett is a member of the Editorial Board of Equals online, the Mathematics Association Journal of maths and SEN, Chair of the British Dyslexia Association Dyscalculia and Maths Learning Difficulties Committee and a co-author of the new definition of dyscalculia.  

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