Learning Works is an educational consultancy based in Marlborough, Wiltshire. We focus on learning and learners... from those with special educational needs and barriers to learning to those who are able, gifted and talented. This site is dedicated to our ongoing work concerning dyscalculia and maths learning difficulties, which has grown since the publication of our bestselling book ‘Working with Dyscalculia’ in 2003.
Every year we bring together an exciting range of presenters drawn from the worlds of research, maths teaching and special educational needs and/or disability (SEND) expertise. Each programme is unique and seeks to give a broad overview of the current state of knowledge of theory and practice in this vital but under‐researched field.
At present there is an on-going international debate about the precise nature of dyscalculia. So, in the absence of a universally accepted definition, the conference considers dyscalculia to be a specific learning difficulty giving rise to cognition and learning needs.
The core aim of the annual conference is to:
- Raise our awareness about current research into Dyscalculia
- Discuss issues that affect pupils’ learning and performance in Maths
- Share practical ideas to overcome barriers to learning in mathematics
- Offer opportunities for professional conversations and networking
- “The bringing together of maths with learning difficulties is something I have not found elsewhere and the variety of workshops offered was just brilliant.”8th National Dyscalculia and MLD Conference
- “A unique opportunity to learn from presenters who are passionate about what they do, and have hands-on experience of working in the classrooms so their ideas are tried and tested.”8th National Dyscalculia and MLD Conference
- “It was a fascinating, practical and inspiring day. I loved the enthusiasm of the organisers, speakers and presenters!”7th National Dyscalculia and MLD Conference
- “It’s good to be on the receiving end of learning something new for a change.”7th National Dyscalculia and MLD Conference
- "The buzz of the conference was fantastic - I felt inspired and determined to communicate that buzz to my colleagues and pupils."6th National Dyscalculia and MLD Conference