What do the 123 Learning books do and what are they?
123 Learning books boost confidence and attainment in maths. That's a fairly bold claim, but our repeat sales are testament to this. They each work on the principle that some people need and benefit from extra support and practice.
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Each book gives a highly structured approach, and are ideal for students who are struggling to make progress with their maths as they haven't been able to fully grasp 'the basics'.
A major reason for the huge success of 123 Learning is the immense sense of achievement that the student experiences when working through the book. As confidence is a major factor in teaching, and with maths suffering more than most subjects in this area, the sense of real achievement is a crucial aspect of why the system works.
Who should use 123 Learning?
123 Learning is ideal for anyone who benefits from repeated maths practice: all the books are designed to appeal to all age ranges and have been used from age 5, right up to adult basic skill provision. People with dyscalculia have derived learning benefits from the highly structured approach and clear explanations contained. Employer groups, adult education providers and the prison service have also reported benefits from the use of the books, and dyslexic students have also benefitted from the clear language used and repetition training framework. For this reason, people who have English as an Additional Language benefit hugely from its clear structure.
123 Learning is based on the teaching of practical numeracy in formats that are conducive to learning. The process begins with number bonds to 10, and then moves on to introducing doubling, halving, addition and subtraction, rounding numbers, multiplying and dividing, before introducing fractions and worded problems such as telling the time. As 123 Learning covers all the aspects of mental maths needed for the new Mathematics Curriculum it is of direct benefit to schooling, but also the development of real life numeracy skills.