The debate over cuisenaire rods

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Where are you in this debate?

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Work from their strenghts

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A great article that discusses in great detail the ways to help students with learning disabilities focus on their strengths rather than their weaknesses. They give good examples and ways to deal with labeling.

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Math Trick

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The coolest math trick ever: Start with 142,857 and multiply it by 1, writing down your answer. Do the same with 2; 3; 4; 5; and 6, writing your answer each time. What do you notice about the order of the digits in each answer? There’s deep mathematics at work here!

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Teaching time in the digital age

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In New Zealand they are finding out that due to the rising of the digital devices, kids no longer learn to tell the time very well. See the video with kids from Canada also explaining their social media uses.

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Recognize and Assess Dyscalculia

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Dyscalculia is an under-researched learning difficulty and as a result, there is little guidance for teachers on how to support learners with the condition. The TES website condensed some valuable insights into dyscalculia, the indicators and how to assess for it in this article in our link for today.

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Beware of the math gaps

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Effective instruction aimed at the missed or poorly understood concept is the best remedy for a learning gap.  Students need the opportunity to apply the concept in a variety of situations and to ask questions to clear up any misunderstandings. Fixing a learning gap due to a conceptual misunderstanding takes time and practice.

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warm them up for the new school year

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The wonderful youcubed site has great tasks per grade and per topic to choose from. Math in a playful way, great to start your new school year off on a good note.

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After dyslexia and dyscalculia now dysrationalia?

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With a wife specializing in learning difficulties, a Canadian psychologist called Keith Stanovich had long been interested in the ways that some mental abilities may lag behind others, and he suspected that rationality would be no different. The result was an influential paper introducing the idea of dysrationalia as a direct parallel to other disorders like dyslexia and dyscalculia.

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How structured the human brain is from birth

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While work is done teaching artificial neural networks with massive algorithms and supervised teaching, the research suggests that learning by both animal and humans comes with a highly structured brain that for humans already has the skills for math and language

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Executive function and Math

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The EF+Math Program is a new initiative to fund bold approaches through inclusive discovery and development to dramatically increase math outcomes for students in grades 3-8. They focus on students who have been traditionally underserved.

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Experience Dyscalculia by hypnosis?

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In our link for today an audio book that claims to be able to give you the experience of having dyscalculia through listening to a hypnosis script. We have not tried this yet and have not seen reviews but are excited to hear your experiences with it.

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Oh those phone numbers

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How do you say our phone number?

8323778373 or 832 377 8373 or maybe 83 23 77 83 73 ? All come down to the same but not for the person in our link for today, showing you how dyscalculia can create havoc in your adult life.

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Can you work in pharmacy with dyscalculia?

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Schools and colleges for pharmacy are thinking about how best to accommodate students with learning disabilities. One option for students with dyscalculia would be to allow them extended learning opportunities to learn math in the context of a job and thus eventually be able to acquire the skills to become successful.

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Apparently these programs do not work

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Dyslexia support Victoria comes out swingnig with a list of programs NOT to recommend for people with learning disabilities. See the list in the link for today.

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Dyscalculia impact on career

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In our link for today the story about a legal secretary who got into major trouble with firm partners, due to her dyscalculia. The story suggests that no accommodations were made for her and no understanding of the partners about her condition seemed to exist.

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Encoding of numerosity

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From Italy comes a new piece of research that tackles the numerosity and more specific the encoding and how that actually works. Great read, although you need to have access to science.com to read the whole article

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The importance of early recognition

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Listen to the podcast in the link for today to hear a broadcast by NPR with Guests talking about various topics concerning all learning disabilities.

When you want to hear podcasts specifically about Dyscalculia you can go to our podcast page

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Cuisenaire rods not helpful?

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A discussion has sprung up with some teachers doubting the usefulness of cuisenaire rods. Their point is that the children do not relate the colors to quantity.

What do you think? How do your students work with the famous Cuisenaire rods?

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What is it like to be dyscalculic?

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Read the article by Tony Attwood and M.Phil in the link for today. The answer is that it is nearly impossible for someone with no Dyscalculia to find out how someone with Dyscalculia feels.

We do at the start of our presentations a quick interactive session to try and give participants a bit of what we believe that feeling would be like.

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