Digging into the Approximate number system

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Researchers assessed the relation between 4-year-old children’s performance on a non-symbolic numerical comparison task, a non-symbolic approximate addition task, and a standardized symbolic math assessment. Our results indicate that ANS acuity and ANS manipulability each contribute unique variance to preschooler’s early math achievement, and this result holds after controlling for both IQ and executive functions. These findings suggest that there are multiple routes by which the ANS influences math achievement. Therefore, interventions that target both the precision and manipulability of the ANS may prove to be more beneficial for improving symbolic math skills compared to interventions that target only one of these factors.

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Dyscalculia Podcast

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Listen to the interesting podcast in the link for today where Dr Ansari talks with the people from ADDitude magazine about the question: ” Is it Math Anxiety or a Learning Disability?”

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Dyscalculia in adults

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Adults with dyscalculia often take longer when working with numbers and may be more prone to making mistakes in calculations. They can also experience higher levels of anxiety and frustration. It may be harder for adults with dyscalculia to learn and recall math facts, such as times tables.

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Dyscalculia: Does your child have trouble with numbers?

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Dyscalculia is what we call it when a child has trouble understanding, learning, and using numbers. Children with dyscalculia may have trouble reading and writing numbers, or using them to make sums. They may also find it hard to remember strings of numbers, for instance, a telephone number. As a learning difficulty, dyscalculia is a lot like dyslexia, but with numbers instead of letters, words, reading, and writing.

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Your child’s memory

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There are a number of reasons why children may not have good memories, and knowing them is an important step in helping your child have a better memory. In our link for today is a brief look at some the reasons for a lapse in memory in kids, including the recommended steps that should be taken to help the child.

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Dispelling Myths about Mathematics

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Please read this wonderful collection of recent research that is brought together by Jo Boaler and has great information that will help to dispel some common myths about mathematics.

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Developmental Implications of Math Anxiety

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Lots of questions still exist:

What about student psychological development in math, and how anxiety mediates the perceptions of the instruction, assessment and feedback in math?

How do we scaffold the feedback and assessment in ways that impacts student learning in math?

The instruction, assessment and feedback strategies that might work for dealing with math anxiety in one child, may need to be very different than the anxiety that is presenting in another child.

How does math develop when students are developing along different trajectories of anxiety?

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Thank you

Thanks to all the teachers and tutors

We are thankful for all the teachers and tutors working tirelessly with the children who need and deserve some extra help in math and those who suffer from a math learning disability or dyscalculia.

Math is my passion, awareness, communication, research and remediation for dyscalculia is my mission | Dr Schreuder

To celebrate our continued mission and our thankfulness to the teaching and tutoring community we are happy to offer promotional pricing

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Toys that teach

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No not electronics but some great toys that develop our kids. Read it all in the story for today.

Best quote:

For math, we’ve overemphasized numbers…we have underdeveloped visual thinking and thinking in different forms

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Dyscalculia and Music

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how can design increase access and reduce friction for the widest number of people?

That was the challenge for the designers entering the contest. Eventually the team won with this project:

Dyscalculia impacts our ability to understand numbers, keep a schedule, tell time, and even be able to judge how far away an object is. Music and categorization exercises tend to help those with dyscalculia improve their skills. With this in mind, the team created a tool to help people with dyscalculia learn how to play music: a projection-mapping application that displays color on a piano keyboard and corresponding colors on digital sheet music.

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How one parent worked on dyscalculia

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A great personal story of persistence, skill, and dedication. Remember we have a video series at http://MomsTeachMath.com that helps you help your child with math.

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Work on your math skills

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from the UK

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.

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Brain Traffic

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Some brain cells fire mainly for quantities of three, others for quantities of four and others for other quantities, a new study from researchers at the Universities of Bonn and Tübingen indicates.

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Dyscalculia defined

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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

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.

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Teachers understanding of dyscalculia

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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.

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Where is that brain capacity to do tricky math?

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Check out the article in the link for today, research tell us that high-level mathematical expertise and basic number sense share common roots in a nonlinguistic brain circuit.

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Just learn to talk back

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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.

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