Neurodiversity Early Years Service

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The ADHD foundation in the UK has a wonderful page filled with resources about neurodiversity in those important early years.

They have articles about managing executive function for example. A great resource.

Read all about it: HERE

Encourage number talk participation

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Read about the journey into number talks for elementary math classes and how one teacher comes up with solutions to get more children to participate in a non threatening manner.

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Number Sense Bingo

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This bingo-like game allows children to think about numbers in different ways. Children roll a dot cube and try to find one or more matches on their board. Though the representations may look different, two dots on the cube can match a picture of two blocks, two fingers on a hand, or the numeral 2 when we think about the meaning of the number 2. The first player to match ’em all, wins!

Read all about it: HERE

ADHD helpful hints

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A bit off topic maybe for our Dyscalculia blog, although Dyscalculia and ADHD frequently coincide. The ADDitude magazine has a wonderful article about measures and strategies to help children with ADHD get back to learning and help them to focus. Both help for the individual but also classroom tactics. See it all in our link for today.

Read all about it: HERE

A wealth of resources

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From the good people of homeschool-curriculum.org we get a wealth of math resources.

Not all suitable for children with dyscalculia mind you, but you know, it is not about the tool but about the talk so if you need inspiration to boost your tutoring sessions, take a look at what they offer.

Read all about it: HERE

Numicon and the column subtraction

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Dots instead of aligators

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Children often learn the larger than and smaller than sign to see as alligators with the alligator eating the larger number. Donna Boucher has a nice more math focused alternative.

Read all about it: HERE

A game of rounding

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https://nrich.maths.org/ shares a wonderful game for two about rounding.

Reasoned Rounding is a rounding game for 2 players. 
You will need a recording sheet shared between the 2 players.
One sheet is enough for three games. (Recording sheet pdf version.)………

Read all about it: HERE

Get them to show their work

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Try subtraction a different way

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See the blogpost from Marilyn Burns where she shows a different way to do subtraction than the regular traditional algorithm. See if this works for your students.

Read all about it: HERE

New Tool to assess Math Reasoning and Strategies in beta testing

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We are beta testing the Math Assessment Reasoning Strategies system at MathStrategy.org

This tool is to help Teachers, Tutors, Counselors and Parents assess the status of the reasoning and strategies the student can apply in the various math operations. It is important when we want to help our students progress through the phases of learning that we not only assess by tallying right and wrong answers but that we also, and maybe mainly assess their reasoning and strategies to get to the answers. The system will, after you have entered your observations, make an analysis by operation and provide a status, the next steps and suggestions for activities to get there. Dr. Schreuder introduces the system in the below video.

Read all about it: HERE

Digital tools

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From time to time we highlight digital tools and today we show you a nice tool from White Rose Maths. You can find them in the link for today.

The team at White Rose Maths

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What fraction is it?

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Thank you Idan Tal@MagicPi2 for this lovely novel approach to explaining the fractions.

Spot on with numbers

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A wonderful tool presented in the UK, with some Hungarian research supporting it. Looks like a very versatile tool. Let us know what you think.

Read all about it: HERE

Get children interested in graphic organizers

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Thank you Sam Hall for showing us this one that is certain to clarify how useful the graphic organizers can be.

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What to do when your child struggles with math?

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The UK express comes with great recommendations.

Spoiler alert, here is what they say:

Here are some tips offered by Maths-Whizz:

  1. Give them your undivided attention
  2. Stay calm and be positive
  3. Exercise patience
  4. Reassure them whenever they’re struggling
  5. Talk about your own struggles in school and how you overcame them
  6. Explain the practical applications of each new maths skill
  7. Make a game out of it
  8. Give them praise for putting in the effort
  9. Work with their teacher and ask for regular progress updates
  10. Hire a virtual tutor

Read all about it: HERE

You can get Dr. Schreuder’s homework help video series HERE

Novel approach to learning time tables

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Table Fables is a novel approach to learning time tables. The novelty is that they have a plan to encourage the children to practice their tables every day for a number of consecutives days and then they will be able to get a reward.

So other than most programs, here hard work and consistent learning is rewarded rather than getting it right. The program is based on the peg memory system and every number is related to a character who will interact with other characters in funny videos to reveal the answer to a multiplication problem.

There are various levels of practice and checking to help the children through this process.

You can try it free for seven days and you can book a free class HERE

Read all about it: HERE

One of our favorite tools

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Certainly in this day and age of virtual classes it is difficult to give the children with dyscalculia a sense of how to work with manipulatives. Well the polypad from mathigon is a great tool and one of our favorites. See someone in the link for today demonstrate it.

Read all about it: HERE

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Homeschool and dyscalculia

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The numberdyslexia blog has reviewed six math programs that they believe are suitable for homeschooling a child with dyscalculia:

Read all about it: HERE

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PBS thinks math

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Some wonderful free math resources are available through “thinkmath” that gets published by PBS. See this months selection in the link below.

Read all about it: HERE

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Try these games

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A new program has launched to help children with their math troubles. In our link for today some games from the program that can give you an idea how they work.

Read all about it: HERE

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Help for anxiety

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Some of the students with anxiety can be helped if you use white boards. The fact that all their answers can quickly be erased when wrong gives them a feeling of security and the courage to try something more. It’s just a little tool. In our link for today we include an advertisement for wipe workbooks where you can register to get a free one.

Read all about it: HERE

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Math shelf a useful program

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A substantial number of childrendtypically those living in lowincome communitiesdstart kindergarten with inadequate mathematics knowledge (Griffin, 2002; Jordan, 2007; Siegler, 2009;
Starkey & Klein, 2008). Effective and scalable mathematics interventions for economically disadvantaged preschoolers are
needed because math knowledge measured at school entry predicts both secondary school academic success and future economic
opportunity (Duncan et al., 2007; Geary, Hoard, Nugent, & Bailey,
2013; Watts, Duncan, Siegler, & Davis-Kean, 2014). This study
tested Math Shelf, a tablet computer curriculum designed to
improve at risk preschoolers’ mathematics performance

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Assistive Technology and the challenges

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The use of assistive technology has helped many people with learning disabilities cope with their condition. Two issues however continue to play a role here; only one in ten people with learning disabilities gets diagnosed and only one in ten then can afford the cost of assistive technology. This is a larger challenge in Africa at the moment.

Read all about it: HERE

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Updated website with resources

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The good people at Maths4Everyone have updated their site and it looks nice and refreshed and is brimming with resources you could use. Some are under development and we can’t wait to see what will be coming there.

Read all about it: HERE

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Math with purpose

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A new website that has a focus on asking questions with a purpose. Here is what they say about their new site:

Purposeful Maths contains lots of high quality self-made teaching resources designed to encourage student thinking, improve student understanding and challenge students perceptions of mathematics.

Purposeful Maths covers the 11-16 age range and is designed around the English National Curriculum, although the topics can be applied to any curriculum worldwide.

Read all about it: HERE

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Reasoning

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Reasoning is such an important part of Math. Unfortunately the children are often just evaluated on what they have right or wrong without the necessary attention to their reasoning skills. See the website from Gareth Metcalfe for some great resources.

Read all about it: HERE

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CPA (no not the accountant)

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Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract (CPA) is a highly effective approach to teaching that develops a deep and sustainable understanding of maths in pupils. Often referred to as the concrete, representational, abstract framework, CPA was developed by American psychologist Jerome Bruner. It is an essential technique within the Singapore method of teaching maths for mastery.

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At home math learning

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Check out the webpost in our link for today for some more resources to help your children do math at home. Important, certainly during the long summer months

Read all about it: HERE

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