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Learning at Home - Looking for Programs to Help with Numeracy?

by Craig Mill

on Tue Apr 28, 2020

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Home learning resources and software for pupils with Additional Support Needs (ASN). Here are 3 great programs to support learners with numeracy.

Doorway Online – Numeracy

What is it?

Doorway online

Doorway Online is a free resource which offers a range of colourful, engaging, interactive, and accessible learning activities. The ‘Number’ section has counting, adding, subtracting and odd and even activities.

The ‘Time and Money’ section has some fun ‘supermarket’ and ‘cashing in’ activities to practice shopping, buying and paying money skills. Doorway Online is also ‘switch accessible’ so it can be use by learners who have difficulties with motor skills.

Who is it for?

Doorway Online is designed to support pupils in primary schools, but it can also be used by those in early secondary, depending on ability.

What devices is it compatible with?

Doorway Online is a web resource so will work on most Windows and Apple Mac web browsers, altoughDoorway Online works best with the new Microsoft Edge web browser. Some activities will work on the iPad and Android devices.

Where can I find tutorials?

Doorway Online is easy to use and does not require a guide.

Where can I download it?

Doorway Online is available at: www.doorwayonline.org.uk There are also literacy and touch typing activities.


EquatIO

What is it?

EquatIO

EquatIO is an online tool that can help learners to write and edit maths notation and formulas such as algebra. It can also help to create maths and science graphs.  

A key feature of EquatIO is that it uses ‘prediction’ to predict fractions and symbols. You can also hear the notation spoken aloud via text-to-speech.  

EquatIO also includes speech recognition allowing learners to dictate equations and formulas to the computer.

Who is it for?

EquatIO can be used with primary pupils through to secondary and beyond.

What devices is it compatible with?

Windows, Mac OS (as a browser extension) Chromebooks and various web apps.

Where can I find tutorials?

A range of video tutorials can be viewed on the EquatIO YouTube playlist channel.

Where can I download it?

You can download a 30-day free trial from the EquiatIO website, but contact Andrew Campbell andrewc@texthelp.com for an extended trial version.


Efofex

What is it?

Efofex

Efofex was created by a mathematics teacher to make the production of mathematical equations and graphics as quick and as easy as possible.  FX Equation is particularly useful for students who may find writing mathematics difficult.

Who is it for?

Efofex is probably best suited for learners in secondary school and beyond. It is particularly useful to those learners who are unable to use a standard mouse, but use alternative methods of access such as a trackball or joystick mouse.

What devices is it compatible with?

Efofex is compatible with Windows and Mac OS devices (both require a download and installation).

Where can I find tutorials?

Video guides are available here: https://www.efofex.com/videoselect.php

Where can I download it?

Efofex is available for free to learners with additional support needs: https://efofex.com/empower.php or contact info@efofex.com for more details.

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