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.
Not everyone enjoys maths like the south Belfast pupils featured in this video. And new research suggests those who struggle with the subject may be suffering from an undiagnosed condition known as dyscalculia. So what exactly is it? pic.twitter.com/GMFDxTYYCj
The dysbuster blog shares a good article about the website frontiers for young minds, where all articles are written by pros but reviewed by kids for readability and understandability HERE is their contribution about dyscalculia.
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A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court by a student of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Mumbai with a learning disability, challenging a Bombay High Court judgment that rejected her claim to a Master of Design degree.
The petitioner Naman Varma, who has a learning disability called ‘Dyscalculia’, has filed this petition through Advocate Anand Varma. The petition claims that the approach of IIT Mumbai was not in line with the provisions of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995.
Dr Kinga Morsanyi and the team from the School of Psychology studied the mathematics performance of 2,421 primary school children over a number of school years.
The researchers said they expected the number of pupils with dyscalculia to be similar to those with dyslexia, however from the children studied, 108 children had received an official diagnosis of dyslexia, but just one child had officially been diagnosed with dyscalculia.
Based on the results of the study, the researchers found 112 children who are likely to have the condition.
Dr Morsanyi said: “In society, there is sadly a widespread notion that you need a special talent to be good at maths, and that struggling with maths is normal for some people, but this is not the case and it’s not something we would accept if a pupil was unable to read.”
The study, which was funded by The Nuffield Foundation, found that in almost all cases children who appear to have dyscalculia are not being diagnosed.
Research shows time and again that parental support and involvement is crucial with children’s math education. To ensure they understand that Math is not just something in class with the teacher but that you’ll use it in real life, parents play a role.
From the UK in the link for today a parental toolkit.