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.
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
- Word problems
- 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.
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Numeracy evidence and success below.
Numeracy and the Australian National Curriculum numeracy continuum
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®
Read our stories of success
- 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