This article discusses the nature of fundamental mathematics and its
importance to pupils with severe or profound learning difficulties,
and suggests appropriate approaches to enhancing the National curriculum
to meet their needs.
Expanding on the idea of "Personal and Social Mathematics"
which was introduced in the article "Rhythm of Life".
This article looks at mathematics and how it connects to many important
areas of learning for children with profound and complex learning difficulties,
and how all that relates to the National Curriculum.
In this article we find that counting is a complex skill.
We look at how children learn to count, described in detail in
the "Parts of Counting" and the
"Principles of Counting".
Learning the skills described in this article will be appropriate for the
Numeracy Hour for many children with very special needs.