A dyscalculia startup

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In our link for today an entrepreneur is looking for help with developing a code language for Dyscalculia. Citing the fact that there is much more support for dyslexia than there is for dyscalculia they are developing the idea to construct a coding language suitable for people with dyscalculia.

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A challenge for Toronto students on Alzheimer

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  1. No math abilities? No spending problem

Challenge: Over 360,000 people in the GTA are affected by dyscalculia – the inability to understand numbers and do simple mathematical calculations. To some of these people, counting change in a store can be a nightmare. Engineering students coded new apps that help those challenged when they’re at the checkout.

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Finland will stop teaching Math??

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Finland has figured out how important it is to prepare students for the real life after school. So they will take a radically different approach in teaching people to get ready for certain careers or jobs after school. This means that they will only teach pieces of for instance math and  history as far as it relates to the career track they are preparing for.

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Dyscalculia Headlines now on Flipboard

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Flipboard is the magazine app available on ios android and the web. Your own editors have made a dyscalculia Headlines magazine on flipboard!

Go check it out, it will be the more convenient way to get our content on your mobile devices in a nicely packaged way.

Let us know that you like it by following us on Flipboard.

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Your native tongue may help your math skills!

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A pretty surprising discovery is that learning numbersense in Japanese, Chinese or Turkish seems to be easier than doing the same in English. This may be part of the explanation of why children from that region seem to have less issues mastering math.

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Parent classes to help kids with math homework

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A great initiative in the UK where a school district organizes classes for parents who want to help their children with their math homework. For many parents their math classes are long ago and methods have been changed. A refresher may just be what they need.

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Essays on Math literature

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The latest scion of a series of annual anthologies published by Princeton University Press, “The Best American Writing on Mathematics 2014” presents a collection of essays on — you guessed it — math. The essays range in focus from number theory to philosophy of mathematics. Though it is marketed and branded as fairly accessible, easily comprehensible reading, this book is no walk in the park.

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PBS math series

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PBS has launched a live action series about math. A nice story line that will engage children about math. I’m not sure if children with dyscalculia will be able to follow along but any attention to math concepts brought in a different engaging may be able to have them understand the topic.

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Royal Canadian Recognition for Dyscalculia Scholar

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91 Researchers have been recognized by the Royal Society of Canada in the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists, Canada’s first national system of multidisciplinary recognition for the emerging generation of Canadian intellectual leadership.

One we want to highlight here:

Daniel Ansari, Faculty of Social Science, conducts research to examine children’s typical and atypical (Developmental Dyscalculia) numerical and mathematical skills at both behavioural (cognition) and neural levels of analysis. Ansari’s research programme is paving new avenues for the identification of children who have difficulty with math, seeking to address these problems early in development before they become life-long barriers to success.

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Free math program! But is it right for dyscalculia kids?

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Here is a FREE math program. It is for the summer and online. Not sure if there will be some follow up marketing after you sign up and I have not had a change to review it to see if it is suitable for kids with dyscalculia but a free program is too good not to mention it here. Go check it out and let me know what you think.

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Well being before Math test performance

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A good thought from down-under! They warn against an over emphasis on rigid testing and an environment that creates high anxiety for our children.

“We should celebrate our culture instead of just ‘train’ our students to perform well on rigid tests that don’t allow for creative thinking.”

“We should stop comparing apples with oranges and consider critical indicators such as social and wellbeing factors when evaluating education,”

Read more: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/student-wellbeing-most-vital-says-expert-20140508-37ypb.html#ixzz31E7RWmF2

 

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Dyscalculia at the call center?

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Newly developed software that claims to find hidden issues in ability. They now try to get call centers interested to implement or try it. We do not have a call center here at dyscalculia headlines but if you have any experience with this new software, let us know so we can share.

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Dyscalculia at deviantart

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Over at the Deviantart blog is a new group called dyscalculia awareness. Well here is a shout out to them we always support folks who want to spread the word about how dyscalculia has an impact in the lives of many but is yet to be recognized fully.

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Is China the answer to our Math problems?

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A story from the UK with the writer being critical of looking at china to improve math learning. It should fit socially and culturally. Lots of research is available but there is little funding and time and thus the children who are weakest in Math will suffer the career consequences.

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