I just want to thank you so much for your wonderful videos!!!! Your voice is so kind and not condescending that it's a pleasure to watch your videos. I wish you had been my teacher 30 years ago. I have already purchased a lot of your videos and I may get all of them. I will definitely recommend you to everyone I know!!!!! God bless you Dr. Chinn!!!

Sarah (adult learner)

Maths Explained

One of the biggest problems for learners who are dyscalculic and/or who have trouble in learning mathematics is retaining facts and procedures in long-term memory. The best way of addressing these problems is to develop a deep understanding of those maths facts and procedures.

Maths Explained is a collection of video tutorials that teach understanding for basic facts and for many of the key maths topics, such as fractions and division.

The tutorials are based on 25 years of successfully teaching students who had failed when taught by 'traditional' methods and on research from around the world on how children and adults can learn to understand and succeed in maths.

From as little as £2.50 for one tutorial to £70 for over 10 hours of tutorials (and 200+ worksheets) ... and you can play the whole tutorials or extracts from them as many times as you wish.

There are very few thoroughly trained and experienced tutors for maths learning problems in the UK or indeed many other countries. In response to this lack of availability of tutors I have recorded this series of 34 tutorials which address the core topics of maths.

Sample video tutorial

The tutorials can be used for:

  • Teacher training (I use the material in my own teacher training sessions)
  • Supporting classroom assistants when working with students
  • Supporting teachers when working with students
  • Independent study by individual students, where the amount of each video watched at one time and the number of times it is watched can be controlled by the student.

(Note that at this stage there is no requirement or extra charge for a site licence for schools)

Maths Explained is a series of videos which do as the title suggests - the videos explain maths. They are designed primarily for those who struggle to learn maths, but they will help anyone who wishes to improve their understanding of basic maths. They are not games, there are other websites that do games. They are about learning and understanding maths, thus maximising the retention of information and restoring motivation.

  • The videos explain maths from the beginning, the best place to start intervention, developing an understanding of maths and a confidence in using maths and numbers.
  • They are underpinned by Steve's research and experience and by research from experts around the world.
  • The videos use simple and clear visual images, often with animations to illustrate the concepts and which are matched to maths vocabulary and symbols.
  • They are designed to address and circumvent the learning barriers that prevent so many people from succeeding in maths.
  • The structure is developmental and inter-linked so that understanding supports memory. This is not about a dependence on rote learning.
  • The videos, entire or in parts, can be watched repeatedly until understanding is secure. No one will say, 'I've already explained that to you ten times.' You have control over the learning and teaching.
  • The videos are not a quick-fix compendium of tricks and mnemonics. They are not games. They build and constantly reflect back to the roots of maths. They are conceptual and use the developmental nature of maths to help secure those concepts. Again, they are about understanding maths.
  • They are about going back to the earliest concepts, securing those and rebuilding a resilient understanding of the basic skills and concepts.
  • The videos are not age-specific (for example, there are no dancing clowns or elephants). Any age of learner can benefit from these videos.
  • The tutorials were launched at the end of 2014. They can be purchased individually or as sets via the website. There are sample clips from the videos on the Maths Explained website www.mathsexplained.co.uk
    The tutorials have been purchased in 32 countries, including: South Africa, Australia, Ireland, USA, UK, NZ, Canada, Malta, Spain, Switzerland, India, the Netherlands, Cyprus, Luxembourg, Portugal, Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan. Maths difficulties are an international problem.

Maths Explained videos

Video tutorials to help with dyscalculia and mathematical learning difficulties.

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  • Devised and delivered by Steve Chinn, an internationally regarded expert in the field of maths learning difficulties.
  • Each video uses carefully designed visual images, matched to the relevant maths vocabulary and concepts in order to enhance understanding.
  • The structure of the programme and the principles that drive it are based on research from around the world on how people learn, and fail to learn, maths.