Professional Development

Mathematical Learning Difficulties Following Preterm Birth

In an average-sized class, 2-3 children are likely to have been born preterm. Preterm birth can have lifelong consequences for the developing child and mathematics learning may be an area of particular difficulty throughout primary and secondary school. This video reviews current evidence about the long-term development of children born preterm and the impact on their attainment at school, in mathematics and across the curriculum. It includes information about strategies for supporting children born preterm in school and links to further resources.

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About Professor Camilla Gilmore

Camilla Gilmore is Professor in Mathematical Cognition and Co-Director of the Centre for Mathematical Cognition at Loughborough University. Her research is focused on understanding how mathematics skills develop and the influences on children’s mathematical learning.

Tags: Early years, Primary, Secondary