What is Catch Up® Numeracy?

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Catch Up® Numeracy in a structured one-to-one intervention for learners who find numeracy difficult. It enables learners who struggle with numeracy to achieve more than double the progress of typically developing learners.

Catch Up® Numeracy involves 15-minute individual sessions delivered twice a week. It is grounded in academic research and addresses 10 key components of numeracy:

  • Counting verbally
  • Counting objects
  • Reading and writing
  • Hundreds, tens and units
  • Estimation
  • Word problems
  • Translation
  • Remembered facts
  • Derived facts
  • Ordinal numbers

It is suitable for all struggling learners whose Number Age is significantly below their Chronological Age and is designed for use with struggling learners aged 6-14, rather than beginner learners.

Find out more about how the interventions work and our training and support packages. Read more about Catch Up® Numeracy evidence and success below.

Catch Up® Numeracy and the Australian National Curriculum numeracy continuum (pages 36-48)*.

Catch Up® Numeracy - the evidence

Learners on Catch Up® Numeracy achieve more than double the progress of typically developing learners.

Learners aged 6 - 11 who received Catch Up® Numeracy support for an average period of 5 months achieved average Number/Maths Age gains of 11 months (a mean ratio gain* of 2.2).
(Data for 348 learners. Journal article awaiting publication - further information from Catch Up®, on request.)

Learners in Years 7 - 10 who received Catch Up® Numeracy support for an average period of 5 months achieved average Number/Maths Age gains of 15 months (a mean ratio gain of 3.0).
(Further information from Catch Up®, on request.)

* A ratio gain of 2 or more is considered ‘good impact’ (Brooks, 2004)

Catch Up® Numeracy has impact beyond numeracy skills

After only 3 months of Catch Up® Numeracy, learners:

  • became more self-confident and motivated in class

  • felt more in control of their learning

  • felt more confident to work independently

  • displayed a much improved attitude towards numeracy

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