Exploring: Dyscalculia, Math Anxiety and Math Learning Difficulties

Join us for an exploration into the fields of dyscalculia, math anxiety and math learning difficulties. This conference will lead educators and parents through identifying difficulties in maths, recognizing the impact of these difficulties, and supporting students with practical interventions. Attendees will come away with a range of evidence based practical strategies that can be immediately implemented in school or supporting environment. A variety of resources will be demonstrated, in addition to an introduction to the approach and effectiveness to maths teaching adopted in Singapore, including bar modelling, the concrete pictorial approach and the importance of visualization and the development of number sense.

This conference is suitable for educators and parents!

February 22nd, 9am to 3pm


  • 8:15am to 9:00am > Registration

  • 9:00am to 9:10am > Opening remarks

  • 9:10am to 10:30am > First Session - What is dyscalculia and how does it differ from more general maths learning difficulties? How can we identify learners with Dyscalculia? How does Math Anxiety impact on learning and what can we do to reduce this anxiety? 

  • 10:30am to 11:00am > Nutrition break: coffee & tea (provided) and networking

  • 11:00am to 12:30pm > Second Session - Practical strategies to support learners with Dyscalculia. An investigation of approaches designed to support learners with Dyscalculia and Math Learning Difficulties. A number of resources will be demonstrated, including Cuisenaire Rods, Dot Pattern Cards and Ten Frames

  • 12:30pm to 1:30pm > Break: Lunch (on your own)

  • 1:30pm to 2:50pm > Third Session - What can we learn from approaches used in other countries. Is the Singapore approach a good match for children with Dyscalculia? How far does it go in supporting their weaknesses? This session will look at bar modelling, the concrete pictorial approach and the importance of visualization and the development of number sense.

  • 2:50pm to 3:00pm > Questions



Judy Hornigold


Judy is an independent educational consultant specializing in dyscalculia and dyslexia and has been a Singapore Maths trainer, for UK based Maths No Problem since 2014. She is particularly passionate about the teaching of maths and of finding ways to support learners with dyscalculia and general maths learning difficulties.

Consequently, Judy has written the PGCert in Dyscalculia and Maths Learning Difficulties for Edge Hill University and an accredited dyscalculia course for the BDA.

Judy lectures on Inclusion for Edge Hill University and is an Associate Tutor for the BDA. She also delivers lectures and workshops throughout the UK and internationally. She has written several books on dyscalculia and maths generally, as well as a guide for parents of children with dyslexia.

Together with Professor Steve Chinn, Judy set up the Dyscalculia Association in May 2018, with a view to enabling more teachers to assess for Dyscalculia and to plan appropriate interventions.


Earlybird: $139 - After January 21st : $159
6+ Group Discount Available!


Date: February 22nd, 2019
Location: Pinnacle at the Pier Hotel, North Vancouver
138 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver, BC V7L 0A7
The Pinnacle at the Pier is a short stroll from Lonsdale Quay and the Seabus terminal in North Vancouver. Parking at the hotel is very expensive. We recommend that you take transit, carpool or park in one
of the many lower priced parking lots in the area.

Check www.parkopedia.ca for parking options near the hotel!