Most classroom teachers are not ready?

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Less than 1 in 5 general education teachers feel “very well prepared” to teach students with mild to moderate learning disabilities, including ADHD and dyslexia, according to a new survey from two national advocacy groups.

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Overview and causes of Dyscalculia

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Great overview in our link for today and a good piece on the ongoing debate about causes of Dyscalculia:

Both domain-general and domain-specific causes have been put forth. With respect to pure developmental dyscalculia, domain-general causes are unlikely as they should not impair one’s ability in the numerical domain without also affecting other domains such as reading. 
Two competing domain-specific hypotheses about the causes of developmental dyscalculia have been proposed – the magnitude representation (or number module deficit hypothesis) and the access deficit hypothesis.

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More than Growth mindset

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You may know that we are great fans of the work by Carol Dweck about the growth mindset but in today’s link there is another pitch made to emphasize that the children also need affirmation.

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Prevent the summer slide

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Children have a tendency to forget some of the hard work they put in to math over the long summer vacation. Dyscalculia Services tries to help with this free guide to prevent the summer slide.

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Women and Math

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Great article from the FT about how there is a difference between men and women when it gets to being confident dealing with numbers. The research was done in the UK to mark the second UK National Numeracy Day.

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Choral Counting

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Choral Counting is an activity in which the teacher leads children in counting aloud together by a given number. As the class calls out each number the teacher records the count on the board, pausing the count at strategic moments.

A super way to work on overall numbersense.

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A hands-on dyscalculia training system

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Dyscalculia affects comprehension of numerical mathematical problems, working with numbers andarithmetics. The article describes work on a training system for an exercise that trains connections betweenverbal and numerical representations of numbers and finger counting. Fingers support embodiedcognition and constitute a natural numerical representation. It describes the design rationale anditerative development process, and first evaluation results for this system that enables children to train without guidance and feedback by a trainer.

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Help for financial firms

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The investing and saving membership organisation @uktisa has published a #dyslexia and #dyscalculia help-sheet to assist financial firms in their understanding & to improve the service provided to customers with vulnerabilities.

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Students need visualization

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Mathematics is an abstract subject, which does not have a shape and therefore students cannot perceive it. To solve a Math problem, students, therefore, need to visualise it sharply. Visualisation comes from everyday experience and to be able to rela…

Read more at: https://www.deccanherald.com/math-sums-all-fear-719418.html

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