The National Curriculum for mathematics is statutory in all maintained, mainstream schools up to and including key stage 4. An appropriate version of the curriculum is used in maintained special schools.

Pupils develop their knowledge and understanding of mathematics through practical activity, exploration and discussion. They learn to count, read, write and order numbers to 100 and beyond. They develop a range of calculation skills and use these confidently in different settings. They learn about shape and space through practical activities which build on their understanding of their immediate environment. They begin to grasp mathematical language, using it to talk about their methods and explain their reasoning when solving problems.

These pages show the challenges that children with these impairments may encounter and how provision can be made to ensure inclusion.

See Do2Learn and TES for special educational needs educational resources.

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