Memorization vs Automaticity

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We’ve all heard it before; kids don’t know their math facts! While this may be true for some students, what is more important than simply memorizing multiplication facts is building a conceptual understanding of what multiplication means, how to visualize multiplication and eventually, helping students to generate their own algorithms for multiplication BEFORE they encounter any standard algorithms.

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Don’t you hate that math homework

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The understood organization has some great tips for when you need to help your child with their math homework, some do’s and don’ts.

You can also take a look at Dr Schreuder’s video series at MomsTeachMath.com

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great news: Coffee and Math performance

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A new study led by the researchers at Stevens Institute of Technology not only highlights the hidden force of scent of coffee and the cognitive boost it may provide on analytical tasks, but also the expectation that students will perform better on those tasks.

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Artificial intelligence helps students with learning disabilities

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Interesting article about the various ways artificial intelligence can help both students and educators who are confronted with learning disabilities.

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That growth mindset really works.

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See the message from Jo Boaler about a study they did to prove that when teachers work on changing children’s mindset the kids DO make more progress than their control group. This is just another piece of evidence that teachers would do well to work on the mindset for great results.

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Math games for the vacation time

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You probably all have heard about the “summer slide”. It is the phenomenon whereby children who have worked so hard to acquire some math skills over the summer vacation tend to slide back in their knowledge and lose some of their newly acquired insights.

The good people at the understood website have put together a little list of responsible math games to play with them to keep them in good shape and have some fun too.

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Prevent the summer (math) slide

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The good people at Commonsense Media have put together a post with five math games that will keep your youngsters from gliding back in math over the summer.

All available from their phone or tablet, go check it out. Thank you Christine Elgersma

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A math free game

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Many of the games these days rely on doing some math and making calculations to concur the universe, or whatever the goal is. Here comes “Skulldred” that is changing all of this with a math free game. It is still in closed beta but you can download a sample. Tell us what you think

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The Counting Game

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We have not read this book ourselves yet but it comes highly recommended, let us know what you think of it. The book’s main character has dyscalculia and the book follows him on his journey through life.

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Everyone should do this Math Course

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Yes everyone should do this Math course, you won’t regret it and it will teach you most likely new things you never figured about math.

Did I mention is it FREE and from Stanton?

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Happy Mother’s day, here is your gift

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Enjoy 50% of our video series for parents who want to help their children with math homework. Dr Schreuder demonstrates her favorite ways of teaching and about 150 pages of downloadable sheets with activities, templates and games are included.

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Technology for Dyscalculia

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Acer for education brings this story about great technology people with dyscalculia can use. One of them is:

EquatIO by Texthelp  an extension of Chrome browser that allows students to type, write by hand and dictate equations, formulas or other math operations directly on the computer.

Thanks to this program, children can better visualize complex math operations and problems, saving time and effort, without the need to know how to use codes or complicated mathematical languages.

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ADHD abuse

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from a tweet:

My son has a misdiagnosis of ADHD to qualify for special education in math because the state doesn’t recognize dyscalculia as a thing. zero s*** about her needs or education.

This is very unfortunately and that school district or state education department would do well to follow the Dyscalculia Awareness training at http://DyscalculiaAware.org

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That numeracy map

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Here is a tweet from Tom Renwick

Having researched alleviation strategies for dyscalculia I’ve found the 10 to be the best table for starting to share the concepts of multiplication and division. It seems to open doors more easily? Here we see how 10+10+10+10 (4×10) makes 40 and 40 needs 4 steps of 10 (40/10=4).

To appreciate this see his site in the link for today

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Games for children with Dyscalculia

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Look at the wonderful post on teachwire.net with games for children with dyscalculia. It has been taken from a publication by Judy Hornigold and you should all look at it and play those games with your struggling students.

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Struggle leads to solutions

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Someone who struggled through his school career eventually decided to make a software package to help other students who equally struggle with math and he named it happy numbers. See in the link of the day a  preview of one this programs modules.

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Make your IEP work

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Howard Margolis writes a very insightful article about a step by step approach to getting to a successful IEP when there is disagreement between several parties. If just everyone would follow his recommendations, life would be so much easier for our children.

Read all about it: HERE

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The hidden classroom problem

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There is much work yet to be done to get dyscalculia as widely recognised and acknowledged as dyslexia. I sincerely hope that will not be too far in the future.

Read all about it: HERE

Become Dyscalculia Aware,  do the Awareness Training, http://DyscalculiaAware.org 

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