Improving your number skills can help you with your confidence, as well as with the many day-to-day tasks that depend on them. And, if you choose the right resources – such as our article on Basic Workplace Numeracy – getting your math skills up to scratch really can be easier than you think.
The British Dyslexia Association Dyscalculia and Maths Difficulties Committee has been working on a definition of dyscalculia that can be easily accessible for everyone. This definition states:
Developmental Dyscalculia is a specific and persistent difficulty in understanding arithmetic and basic number sense. It may also affect retrieval of number facts and key procedures, fluent calculation, and interpreting numerical information. It is diverse in character and occurs across all ages and abilities. Dyscalculia is an unexpected difficulty in Maths that cannot be explained by external factors.
Mathematics difficulties are best thought of as a continuum, not a distinct category, with dyscalculia at the extreme end of this continuum. It should be expected that Developmental Dyscalculia will be distinguishable from general mathematical difficulties due to the severity of difficulties with symbolic and non-symbolic magnitude, number sense and subitising.
Developmental Dyscalculia can often co-occur with other specific learning difficulties, such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
A study is underway into the understanding of teachers about dyscalculia.
I am a third year Bachelor of Education (BEd) student specialising in primary mathematics education at the University of Plymouth; researching teachers’ ideas of how they support children with dyscalculia and to analyse teachers’ understanding of what dyscalculia is. If you do not know what ‘dyscalculia’ is or have little understanding of it, do not worry, you can still participate in the project.
The story in the link for today comes from the UK but equally applies in the US. When schools, teachers, school-districts do not agree with the diagnosis you bring them, just talk back and do not hesitate to go up the chain of command. Your kid deserves it.
Over the course of the next few weeks, the not the former things website will be sharing specifics of what homeschooling with these 3 D’s looks like and all of the resources I have found to be invaluable in truly helping my children learn, just as they are. Here is a rundown of what you can expect in this series.
Week One: Homeschooling A Dyslexic Child
Week Two: Homeschooling A Child With Dysgraphia
Week Three: Homeschooling A Child With Dyscalculia
Week Four: Hands-On Activities For Homeschooling With Dyslexia, Dysgraphia and Dyscalculia
For people who break out in sweat when thinking about doing math a solution maybe nearby:
For people who have a really hard time doing math, “their brain is not functioning properly” in the area that governs this ability, explained Dr. Cohen Kadosh. “They have abnormalities in the anatomy … and they have lower activation” in part of the brain.
Using electrical current to simulate the brain, he said, “is just like giving the neurons an energy drink so they are able to perform much better.”
Our children may at times feel lonely with their dyscalculia but remember between 4 and 6% of the population have this learning disability. If they don’t believe you, show them dyscalculia on Instagram, maybe then they’ll feel better about it.
Booth is currently researching the root causes of dyscalculia, a lesser-known and lesser-understood disorder in which affected people struggle with number-related concepts, and at using symbols and functions needed to succeed in mathematics.
Wise words once told to me by a friend. The lady in the story for today uses a similar approach and has been able to work with her Dyscalculia using the resources she has and by asking help and keeping her Faith.
Around 80 per cent of students with dyscalculia have other difficulties, such as dyslexia and speech or language problems. However, special needs departments in schools sometimes assign only one label to a child, which can lead to maths being sidelined when children need support in other areas of the curriculum.
These modules are intended as additions to the Dyscalculia Tutoring Training Basic 1-1.
Many people have been waiting for these modules to be launched so they can start the Dyscalculia Tutor Training now with more practical content for their audiences.As an introduction we now offer a bundle of all three modules with 15% off: Dyscalculia Tutor Training Bundle:
Dyscalculia Tutor Training basic 1-1
Tutoring Dyscalculia, Fractions, Decimals and Percentages 1-2
Tutoring Dyscalculia, Algebra Concepts in a visual way 1-3
All together for the price of $790 (one payment | life long access)Please see below for some details about these modules
Routledge give out practical tips on how to create an inclusive classroom and advice on tackling the challenges of your day-to-day job. They hope that it will help you start the year right and serve as a professional development tool.
A free (there is no such thing as a free lunch so you’ll get a promo and have to sign up for some newsletter) guidebook with tips is in the link for today.