Great resource

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Not all on the website in the link for today will be usable for children with dyscalculia but there are many resources to build fluency. The grade levels you can choose are from the UK but the math is universal.

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Parents, get busy, make Math fun!

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For many students, math can seem like a chore. Not only are the concepts sometimes tough at first, but teachers are required to keep their lessons moving at a particular pace, making it easy for any student to get lost in the classroom shuffle.

Parents however, can help make math more fun and engaging at home, helping students excel in school and enjoy themselves in the process. Here are a few ideas and tips for doing so.

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Tech to work with Dyscalculia and more

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Nice article about technology and how it can help various children with different conditions. We would probably prefer working with real objects and manipulatives but technology is certainly a viable option. As we say, games are the new worksheets!

Read all about it: HERE

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An online Dyscalculia Awareness Training

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Just launched one of our contributions to bringing awareness of Dyscalculia to all. Mainly educators and parents need to be aware of Dyscalculia and act as soon as they think a child may have a learning disability or specifically Dyscalculia.

Do the awareness training, fully online, five modules and a little test and you can get your certificate from the Dyscalculia Training Center.

The Dyscalculia Awareness Training is live at DyscalculiaAwareness.org

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A watch for people with Dyscalculia?

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The makers of the SLOW watch from Switzerland found accidentally that people with Dyscalculia can read the time more easily than on other watches. Not that they had designed it this way but it just is a nice extra to offer.

Read all about it: HERE

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Does your child have a math learning disability

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Great article in Today’s Parent encouraging parents to find out if their child has dyscalculia. They encourage working through the school system or go private with a hefty price tag…..

Let us add to the options provided the FREE dyscalculia screener by Dr. Schreuder on her website dyscalculiaservices.com (free registration required)

or for a more elaborate report goto DyscalculiaTesting.com where you get a low priced option to do a Math and Dyscalculia Screening Test that will provide you with a multiple pages report with gaps identified.

Read all about it: HERE

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Work on Numeracy

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It is very important for children to learn sizes, measures and see how it all fits together for them to develop the all important internal number line. In our link for today a great example from a school who has figured this out and keeps them busy with numeracy.

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Helping children with Math Homework

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Many parents help their children with Math Homework.

Now there is a very nice resource available to support them: Moms Teach Math

Dr. Schreuder explains in her own clear way what to do and what to say to help your child with Math. Lots of downloads filled with tips, explanations, activities and games.

It is not a course but a resource, go check it out.

Read all about it: HERE

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Tips for employers

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It can be difficult for employers to know what to do if someone has dyscalculia and wants to work at their company. How do you support someone to do the job and become successful? Well here is some advice from Prof. Amanda Kirby

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Great Number Sense app

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We are not in the habit of promoting apps but from time to time I come across a wonderful app and will share it here anyway. This time an app that teaches Number Sense, it uses the colors and sizes of the familiar cuisenaire rods and then uses patterns and the actual numbers in a playful way to combine it all and teach children the numbers.

Read all about it HERE

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Track your IEP

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We have posted about the importance of the IEP more often on this blog but now the Understood organization has come out with an IEP tracker, that you can download and fill out yourself to keep track of what is happening throughout the year with the goals that have been set for your child.

Read all about it HERE

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Effective lesson plans for math

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The ultimate goals of mathematics instruction are students understanding the material presented, applying the skills, and recalling the concepts in the future. There’s little benefit in students recalling a formula or procedure to prepare for an assessment tomorrow only to forget the core concept by next week. It’s imperative for teachers to focus on making sure that the students understand the material and not just memorize the procedures.

Here are six ways to teach for understanding in the mathematics classroom:

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Make content accessible

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From Australia comes a guide with free advice on how to make content available on the web in such a way that people with cognitive disabilities, including dyscalculia, will have no problem accessing it.

You need to register with the provider and confirm your email address but then you get the very useful guide that will allow you to follow the items one by one and make sure your site complies to help your content being accessible to those who may need it most.

Read all about it HERE

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Great resource for Math

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If you have not been to Math open reference you should really do that soon. What a wonderful resource to teach very hands-on and visible for students how to work with squares, angles, lines etc.

Their mission: A free interactive math textbook on the web. Initially covering high-school geometry.

Read all about it HERE

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A lesson in rounding

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Don’t be put off by the first image and audio, this is a pretty fun video about rounding. It was quite a herculean task to put it together apparently, here is what the description tells us:

[+] It took 16 hours to create the slides and write the script (written by Ashley Gaynor – aka Ash The Great).
[+] The audio both of us over 8 hours (Narrated by Jodie – aka Jodie The Regular).
[+] It took a further 13 hours of video editing.
[+] Uploading onto social media and our website took 3 hours.

Enjoy!

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