Certificate in Dyscalculia and Numeracy Teaching

first Run: Jan 2019 Run
15, 17, 22, 24, 29 Jan 2019 | 9.30am to 12.30pm

second Run: Mar 2019
26, 27 Mar 2019 | 9.30am to 4.30pm
28 Mar 2019, 9.30am to 12.30pm

third Run: May 2019
2, 8, 9, 15, 16 May 2019 | 9.30am to 12.30pm

Public : $695.50
DAS Parents : $625.95
After VCF subsidy for VWO staff who are Singaporeans/PR : $486.85

Also known as the "Dyscalculia and Numeracy Teaching" module in the Specialist Diploma in SpLD




This course aims to enable parents and educators to understand and support learners who have difficulties in learning Mathematics, including those with dyslexia. Participants will be introduced to the theoretical and practical implications of Mathematical learning, and understand how individual differences affect the learning of Mathematics. Participants will also learn the skills of identifying and assessing individual needs, as well as practical strategies in supporting struggling learners in Mathematics.




  • Learning differences relating to Mathematics
  • Individual differences and thinking styles
  • Pre-requisite and support skills for learning Mathematics
  • Standardised versus criterion-referenced tests
  • Error patterns and analysis
  • Elements of a Mathematics lesson
  • Using concrete/manipulative materials and games in teaching
  • Maths Topics: Place value, 4 basic operations, long multiplication and division, fractions, decimals and percentages
  • Word Problems




Design a Teaching Resource & Reflective Paper (due 15 working days after the last day of the module)


Note: Assessment is compulsory for students in the Specialist Diploma in SpLD




  • A Certificate of Achievement will be awarded to participants who attain at least 75% attendance and successfully pass the assessment.
  • A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to participants who attain at least 75% attendance but do not wish to undertake the assessment.


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