Grades are like apples

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Great concept here: Grades are like apples, they are nice but they don’t last. When you take care of the apple tree, you’ll have apples for life.

Research recommendations from Nigeria

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Recommendations from recent research in Nigeria are listed below. Please read the full report in our link for today:

Based on the discussions of the findings, the following recommendation were made:

Dyscalculia test should be adopted by parents, school administrators and counselors to
assess students who may be having difficulty in mathematics or arithmetic for proper
diagnosis

Assessment instruments used within the school system be it at primary, secondary or higher
institutions should be subjected to the DIF analysis for bias item analysis as this would
provide the necessary statistical evidence that a particular assessment instrument is not
bias.

Read all about it: HERE

Dyscalculia | memory problems and lack of counting automation

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A, small, new research showed various causes of the problems with arithmetic:

Our results show that differences in performance between the two groups of children were significant for addition but not for multiplication. Moreover, concerning additions, children with dyscalculia presented more difficulties for non-tie (e.g., 3 + 4) than tie problems (e.g., 3 + 3). Altogether, our results support the fact that, in our sample, the difficulties encountered by children with dyscalculia in arithmetic were due to working memory limitations or, alternatively, to a deficit in the automatization of counting procedures.

An investigation of the possible causes of arithmetic difficulties in children with dyscalculia
Jeanne BagnoudRomain MathieuJasinta DewiSandrine MassonSibylle Gonzalez-MongeZumrut KasikciCatherine Thevenot
Dans L’Année psychologique 2021/3 (Vol. 121), pages 217 à 237

Read all about it: HERE

Men and Women think about math differently

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The story is a bit more complex. Brand new, not even published, research shows that Mathematics-gender stereotype endorsement influences mathematics anxiety, self-concept, and performance differently in men and women. A very interesting find in a large study among university students. Read the pre-print abstract in our link for today.

Read all about it: HERE

Living with Dyscalculia

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A great story by Krystal M Chuon about her life with dyscalculia.

One passage sticks with me and underlines the need for both awareness and a diagnosis:

Finding out I’m neurodiverse and coming to terms with my learning disability brought me comfort. It made all those years of confusion and frustration make sense. I also felt less lonely knowing so many others out there share my struggles. I’m more kinder on myself when I “can’t math” in a given moment and take my time instead of quickly giving up. There’s still a low awareness of dyscalculia, but I hope in due time, it’ll be as widely known as other learning disabilities such as dyslexia so that those like me can get diagnosed early and provided the proper assistance in overcoming challenges to excel in life.

Read all about it: HERE

Dots instead of aligators

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Children often learn the larger than and smaller than sign to see as alligators with the alligator eating the larger number. Donna Boucher has a nice more math focused alternative.

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A game of rounding

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https://nrich.maths.org/ shares a wonderful game for two about rounding.

Reasoned Rounding is a rounding game for 2 players. 
You will need a recording sheet shared between the 2 players.
One sheet is enough for three games. (Recording sheet pdf version.)………

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When ‘Careless Mistakes’ Aren’t: Dyscalculia, Math Anxiety, and Learning Strategies That Help

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Great article by ADDitude:

Math is hard. Dyscalculia, a math learning disability, can make learning and calculating numbers downright painful. Persistent difficulties with math can also lead to intense overwhelm and feelings of academic dread, also known as math anxiety. Beyond understanding and recognizing the condition, educators should address dyscalculia-related challenges and strive to make learning math a fun, positive experience.

Read all about it: HERE

Get them to show their work

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You know more math than you may think

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Often students get overwhelmed when doing math or when seeing math and not even working on it. They get the impression that they will not be able to successfully complete the assignment and may give up prematurely. When you however chart what you already know and think that through, you may be surprised by what you discover you can actually do. Math anxiety is hard to overcome but you often know more than you may think. @Howie_hua made this picture that is a nice illustration of it.

thank you @howie_hua

Your mistakes may not be “careless” after all

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Some people will dismiss their or their children’s problems and mistakes with math as “oh just a careless mistake”. The truth is that these mistakes may actually be a sign that you or your child has a math learning disability, dyscalculia.

Don’t delay and get it diagnosed properly so you’ll know what is really happening and can find the help you deserve for the condition.

Read all about it: HERE

Try subtraction a different way

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See the blogpost from Marilyn Burns where she shows a different way to do subtraction than the regular traditional algorithm. See if this works for your students.

Read all about it: HERE

You can predict dyscalculia in KG

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Research shows that children who have trouble recognizing and working with Arabic numerals (our regular number system) most likely will have trouble with arithmetic later in their school career. This means that we could already recognize math learning difficulties in KG and thus be proactive with our interventions.

Read all about it: HERE

New Tool to assess Math Reasoning and Strategies in beta testing

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We are beta testing the Math Assessment Reasoning Strategies system at MathStrategy.org

This tool is to help Teachers, Tutors, Counselors and Parents assess the status of the reasoning and strategies the student can apply in the various math operations. It is important when we want to help our students progress through the phases of learning that we not only assess by tallying right and wrong answers but that we also, and maybe mainly assess their reasoning and strategies to get to the answers. The system will, after you have entered your observations, make an analysis by operation and provide a status, the next steps and suggestions for activities to get there. Dr. Schreuder introduces the system in the below video.

Read all about it: HERE

Digital tools

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From time to time we highlight digital tools and today we show you a nice tool from White Rose Maths. You can find them in the link for today.

The team at White Rose Maths

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What fraction is it?

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Thank you Idan Tal@MagicPi2 for this lovely novel approach to explaining the fractions.

Spot on with numbers

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A wonderful tool presented in the UK, with some Hungarian research supporting it. Looks like a very versatile tool. Let us know what you think.

Read all about it: HERE

Get children interested in graphic organizers

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Thank you Sam Hall for showing us this one that is certain to clarify how useful the graphic organizers can be.

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What to do when your child struggles with math?

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The UK express comes with great recommendations.

Spoiler alert, here is what they say:

Here are some tips offered by Maths-Whizz:

  1. Give them your undivided attention
  2. Stay calm and be positive
  3. Exercise patience
  4. Reassure them whenever they’re struggling
  5. Talk about your own struggles in school and how you overcame them
  6. Explain the practical applications of each new maths skill
  7. Make a game out of it
  8. Give them praise for putting in the effort
  9. Work with their teacher and ask for regular progress updates
  10. Hire a virtual tutor

Read all about it: HERE

You can get Dr. Schreuder’s homework help video series HERE

Novel approach to learning time tables

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Table Fables is a novel approach to learning time tables. The novelty is that they have a plan to encourage the children to practice their tables every day for a number of consecutives days and then they will be able to get a reward.

So other than most programs, here hard work and consistent learning is rewarded rather than getting it right. The program is based on the peg memory system and every number is related to a character who will interact with other characters in funny videos to reveal the answer to a multiplication problem.

There are various levels of practice and checking to help the children through this process.

You can try it free for seven days and you can book a free class HERE

Read all about it: HERE

Well known people with Dyscalculia

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Having dyscalculia does not have to mean that you cannot succeed in life. In fact you can reach your full potential as the well known people listed on the numberdyslexia blog have shown.

Dyscalculia does not have an impact on your IQ, how smart you are, it just means that your brains are wired different and you may come up with other things than most people. This is why the industry starts to wake up to the value of neurodivers people and starts to recruit specifically for them.

Read all about it: HERE

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Not just bad at math but so much more

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Amanda and Lexi talk with expert Daniel Ansari about why dyscalculia is underdiagnosed. And they hear from parents who called in to share what math challenges are like in their family. 

Read all about it: HERE

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How far does the counting of animals go?

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 Honeybees count landmarks when navigating toward sources of nectar. Lionesses tally the number of roars they hear from an intruding pride before deciding whether to attack or retreat. Some ants keep track of their steps; some spiders keep track of how many prey are caught in their web. One species of frog bases its entire mating ritual on number: If a male calls out — a whining pew followed by a brief pulsing note called a chuck — his rival responds by placing two chucks at the end of his own call. The first frog then responds with three, the other with four, and so on up to around six, when they run out of breath.

Read all about it: HERE

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One of our favorite tools

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Certainly in this day and age of virtual classes it is difficult to give the children with dyscalculia a sense of how to work with manipulatives. Well the polypad from mathigon is a great tool and one of our favorites. See someone in the link for today demonstrate it.

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Distance learning is not that bad

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Lots of debate about the topic but in our link for the day an article from Holly White at Edgenuity and she explores the benefits of distance learning for students.

Read all about it: HERE

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The language of Math

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An article written by Erin Null, from Corwin mathematics, and she talks about the language of Math and how some words or phrases can be confusing and what alternatives to use instead.

Read all about it: HERE

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Growing up with undetected Dyscalculia

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A great story about how the lack of detection of dyscalculia has played a major role in the life of the writer of this article.

It underlines that we need to ensure that all who think they may have a learning disability take action and get a good diagnosis

Read all about it: HERE

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Math troubles may not all be Dyscalculia

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An article from Karen Archer caught our eye. She explains about Dyscalculia, what it is and what to do about it. One paragraph is very interesting though:

Maths difficulties are best thought of as a continuum, not a distinct category, with Dyscalculia at one end of the spectrum – distinguishable from other maths issues due to the severity of difficulties with number sense, including subitising, symbolic and non-symbolic magnitude comparison, and ordering. Dyscalculia can occur in isolation, but often co-occurs with other specific learning difficulties. Estimates vary, but most experts believe that between three to six percent of the population have symptoms of Dyscalculia and therefore, although your child may be struggling with maths, it is unlikely that he or she is truly Dyscalculic.

Her point it that there is a range of math troubles and Dyscalculia is at the one end but there are more issues that can cause math troubles. So always good to get a diagnosis to be sure.

Read all about it: HERE

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The cost of learning disabilities diagnosis

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The process of having your child evaluated for learning difficulties, meeting with the school, interpreting test results, and deciding how to help your child is daunting. And it’s one countless parents will have to navigate. One in five students face learning and thinking difficulties such as dyslexia, ADHD, trouble with written expression, dyscalculia, and others”. The school can evaluate your child for free. Or you can hire a private evaluator, which costs $1,000 to $5,000, depending on where you live and the specialist doing the test.

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