Add math to your daily calendar

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We have emphasized more often that it is good to fight the summer math slide and the now new Covid-19 slide with daily math activities and conversations about math. Check out the calendar made by zorbithsmath who put something out there for every day, a bit like the advent calendar we usually publish in December.

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Easy is a four letter word

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Teachers, parents and tutors will use the word “easy” often. “why don’t you try this one, this one is easy” or “let’s start with an easy exercise”. It is mostly meant to set the student at ease and relax them, but with students who have dyscalculia this can play our the wrong way as explained in the article in our link for today.

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Dyscalculia and ADHD are independent and should be treated that way

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This is not a new study but we highlight it today just to give the conclusions some more attention. The researchers confirmed that the their findings support the hypothesis that ADHD and dyscalculia are independently transmitted in families and are etiologically distinct. These results reinforce the current identification approach to these disorders and underscore the need for separate identification and treatment strategies for children with both conditions.

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Help your kids plan, train their brain

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Researchers find that children who plan well and resist impulses tend to have parents who allow freedom within consistently enforced limits. Free choice affords practice in planning. But the need to conform to household rules means children also learn to curb their impulses.

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Talking Math With Tweens

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Watching over your middle schooler’s shoulder as they complete worksheets is not the only or best way to help them. By asking open-ended questions, developing a shared math language and connecting math to young people’s interests, parents can support pre-teens’ mathematical development in a way that is more fun for everyone involved.

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Why is Dyscalculia so unknown?

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Good article by Dr Nancy Doyle in Forbes magazine. She talks not specifically about Dyscalculia but about neurodiversity in general and tries to explain why is it so unknown yet.

She states it this way” Neuroscience is a young discipline. We’re still in the process of mapping the brain. We don’t know much more about human neurology than the anatomists of the 19th century knew about the lungs liver and heart when it comes to functionality.”

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The bullies are gone

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The rapid transition to online school — for those who hadn’t made that choice themselves — has come with many downsides, from increasing inequity to the “Covid slide,” in which children lose some of this year’s learning, becoming less prepared to advance.But after millions of schoolchildren suddenly transferred to cyber school, some are finding a surprising upside: Complicated social dynamics can simplify, sometimes evaporate, as they learn online.

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Trapezoid tool

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Tips for Parents of Teens with Learning Issues

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From the yourteenmag blog a great article about how to work with your teen now that most learning has gone virtual. They give some good tips, see them all in their article in our link for today.

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Rounding

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Rounding can be a complicated matter for children with dyscalculia. It may confuse them how you round and certainly when decimals are in the mix. The geogebra tool in our link for today helps them out a lot.

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Parental involvement is key

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In our link of the day a post about an interview with Ms Eunice Araba Turkson, an Educational Consultant in the United States, who highlights the importance of parental involvement to the success of inclusive education.

Effective remediation takes a team, teachers/parents/school officials/tutors all play a role, also the pediatrician plays a role and may need to advice on medical treatment of attention issues.

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Math Snacks

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A group of ATM Mathematics experts are sharing some ideas though these videos to support children and their parents whilst children may be away from school for whatever reason.  They are a mixture of tasks, puzzles, challenges, and games, selected to support and enrich the mathematics taught at school, all in a bite size format.

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About Kings and Queens

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Math and time

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A podcast from it’s all in the mind, where they explore how children think about Math and Time. So as example what they think when you ask them if they would like to have eaten a donut yesterday or would rather eat one tomorrow. You can listen to the whole program in our link for today.

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Templates galore

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Theresa Wills shares with us her complete set of templates. For children with dyscalculia templates and graphic organizers are important to be able to work through problems. So this should be a nice treasure trove.

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PerContare project to prevent Dyscalculia

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Early results suggest that the teaching materials
and strategies proposed in PerContare can
contribute substantially to reducing the number
of false positives in the diagnoses of dyscalculia.

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Consequences of Math Anxiety

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Don’t miss the excellent article on math anxiety on the BOLD blog. They take care of some myths and come with good recommendations about how to support children with math anxiety.

Anxiety about maths is linked to lower maths scores. Yet recent evidence shows that the majority of children who have high maths anxiety are not poor performers in maths. Teachers and parents have a role to play in reducing maths anxiety and encouraging greater uptake of maths.

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About self doubt

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Great article by Mind/shift, best quote: Remind students that doubt is a normal emotional response to a challenge rather than an indication of incompetence. “They should see doubt as a natural and normal sign that they’re on the path towards pursuing something worthwhile.”

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Online teaching tips

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The weareteachers blog brings us a great article with lots of do’s and don’ts for the online teaching that is now so much the norm. The tips are not specific for dyscalculia but most of them apply in general, good read.

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Tutor Tools

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The number dyslexia blog shares a number of great manipulatives to use with students who have dyscalculia, when we are back to working face to face again.

Useful to keep handy for the, hopefully, near future.

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Remote learning works fine for some

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For some children the remote learning actually works fine. From a recent story on Edutopia this: “not having those everyday distractions in school has really allowed for some kids to focus on the work and not necessarily all the social things going on because some kids can’t separate that out”

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