Straight A’s does not mean they actually learn the most

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Another great article from the Stanford Mathematics outreach project where they look carefully at what the learning for people who get straight A’s actually is.

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It’s about learning, not the grade

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Very interesting article today in our link. It makes the point that, all other things being equal, student who struggled with math will perform better after some years than the ones who scored A’s without problems.

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The more you know about dyscalculia the better you can help your child

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The childpsych website from South Africa gives a very nice overview of Dyscalculia, all ins and outs from diagnosis to how to help, see it in our link for today.

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Three representations of number in the brain

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Dyscalculia and the growth mindset

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Interesting point raised by someone on the stack exchange. Working from the fact that children with dyscalculia have a physical issue that keeps them from being good at basic calculations, how do you instill the growth mindset in them when their doctor, parent, teacher and tutor keep telling them that through their dyscalculia they will be inherently bad at, basic, math?

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Math in real life

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useful fraction tool

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See this great tool from geogebra.org

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How to support your child with LD at home?

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At times, parents might get confused or unaware on how to support a child with learning disability. It is important for parents and teachers to work together to ensure that the child makes the best out of what is offered to them. In parenting corner this week at Newzhook, there are few tips to support children with learning disabilities when they are at home. See it in our link for today.

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About learning styles

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See what Daniel Ansari has to say about it.

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The debate over cuisenaire rods

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Where are you in this debate?

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Work from their strenghts

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A great article that discusses in great detail the ways to help students with learning disabilities focus on their strengths rather than their weaknesses. They give good examples and ways to deal with labeling.

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Math Trick

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The coolest math trick ever: Start with 142,857 and multiply it by 1, writing down your answer. Do the same with 2; 3; 4; 5; and 6, writing your answer each time. What do you notice about the order of the digits in each answer? There’s deep mathematics at work here!

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Teaching time in the digital age

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In New Zealand they are finding out that due to the rising of the digital devices, kids no longer learn to tell the time very well. See the video with kids from Canada also explaining their social media uses.

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Recognize and Assess Dyscalculia

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Dyscalculia is an under-researched learning difficulty and as a result, there is little guidance for teachers on how to support learners with the condition. The TES website condensed some valuable insights into dyscalculia, the indicators and how to assess for it in this article in our link for today.

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Beware of the math gaps

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Effective instruction aimed at the missed or poorly understood concept is the best remedy for a learning gap.  Students need the opportunity to apply the concept in a variety of situations and to ask questions to clear up any misunderstandings. Fixing a learning gap due to a conceptual misunderstanding takes time and practice.

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warm them up for the new school year

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The wonderful youcubed site has great tasks per grade and per topic to choose from. Math in a playful way, great to start your new school year off on a good note.

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After dyslexia and dyscalculia now dysrationalia?

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With a wife specializing in learning difficulties, a Canadian psychologist called Keith Stanovich had long been interested in the ways that some mental abilities may lag behind others, and he suspected that rationality would be no different. The result was an influential paper introducing the idea of dysrationalia as a direct parallel to other disorders like dyslexia and dyscalculia.

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How structured the human brain is from birth

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While work is done teaching artificial neural networks with massive algorithms and supervised teaching, the research suggests that learning by both animal and humans comes with a highly structured brain that for humans already has the skills for math and language

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Executive function and Math

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The EF+Math Program is a new initiative to fund bold approaches through inclusive discovery and development to dramatically increase math outcomes for students in grades 3-8. They focus on students who have been traditionally underserved.

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