Executive function and Math

Dyscalculia: News from the web:

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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Apparently these programs do not work

Dyscalculia: News from the web:

Dyslexia support Victoria comes out swingnig with a list of programs NOT to recommend for people with learning disabilities. See the list in the link for today.

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The importance of early recognition

Dyscalculia: News from the web:

Listen to the podcast in the link for today to hear a broadcast by NPR with Guests talking about various topics concerning all learning disabilities.

When you want to hear podcasts specifically about Dyscalculia you can go to our podcast page

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Qualities of a math tutor

Dyscalculia: News from the web:

From Ghana we get this list with qualities a math tutor should have. Great to consider and read through. If you want to become a Dyscalculia Tutor you can do that via our online course at http://DyscalculiaTutor.org

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A hands-on dyscalculia training system

Dyscalculia: News from the web:


Dyscalculia affects comprehension of numerical mathematical problems, working with numbers andarithmetics. The article describes work on a training system for an exercise that trains connections betweenverbal and numerical representations of numbers and finger counting. Fingers support embodiedcognition and constitute a natural numerical representation. It describes the design rationale anditerative development process, and first evaluation results for this system that enables children to train without guidance and feedback by a trainer.

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This is what you need to do in the first years of school

Dyscalculia: News from the web:

A new study shows that a non-symbolic number comparison task had a significant value in the prediction of the Math competency level pointing to the need to take these kinds of tasks into account in the first years of school.

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What you can do at home with your child with dyscalculia

Dyscalculia: News from the web:

As there are not enough tutors available for dyscalculia and generally the schools are not that well versed in remediation of dyscalculia, in our link for today a few suggestions by the understood organization on what to do with your child at home.

You can also get Dr Schreuder’s video series: “MomsTeachMath” that gives about 35 videos and lots of downloadable materials to work with your student.

Read all about it: HERE

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Bad and worse news for Dyscalculia

Dyscalculia: News from the web:

Just read this morning the bad news we all knew:
research shows that children with dyslexia are more than a hundred times more likely to receive a diagnosis and educational support than children with dyscalculia. This is despite the fact that dyslexia and dyscalculia are expected to be equally common.

The worse news is that when finally a diagnosis has been made and the school is willing to provide Dyscalculia help, there are too few Dyscalculia tutors to go around.

Dyscalculia Services has an online course for teachers and other interested people to become a Dyscalculia tutor and fill that gap, see it HERE

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Research improves learning for pre schoolers

Dyscalculia: News from the web:

Interesting research into the mathematical abilities of people with Williams syndrome, Down syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorders and Developmental Language Disorder has led to finding a more effective way to teach mathematical abilities to pre-schoolers.

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Digging into the Approximate number system

Dyscalculia: News from the web:

Researchers assessed the relation between 4-year-old children’s performance on a non-symbolic numerical comparison task, a non-symbolic approximate addition task, and a standardized symbolic math assessment. Our results indicate that ANS acuity and ANS manipulability each contribute unique variance to preschooler’s early math achievement, and this result holds after controlling for both IQ and executive functions. These findings suggest that there are multiple routes by which the ANS influences math achievement. Therefore, interventions that target both the precision and manipulability of the ANS may prove to be more beneficial for improving symbolic math skills compared to interventions that target only one of these factors.

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Your child’s memory

Dyscalculia: News from the web:

There are a number of reasons why children may not have good memories, and knowing them is an important step in helping your child have a better memory. In our link for today is a brief look at some the reasons for a lapse in memory in kids, including the recommended steps that should be taken to help the child.

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Thank you

Thanks to all the teachers and tutors

We are thankful for all the teachers and tutors working tirelessly with the children who need and deserve some extra help in math and those who suffer from a math learning disability or dyscalculia.

Math is my passion, awareness, communication, research and remediation for dyscalculia is my mission | Dr Schreuder

To celebrate our continued mission and our thankfulness to the teaching and tutoring community we are happy to offer promotional pricing

(15% off)

through cybermonday on the bundle of our online Dyscalculia Tutor Training, in order to increase the number of Dyscalculia Tutors.

The bundle includes:

The bundle is available HERE and it saves you $140

More information about the online Dyscalculia Tutor Training is available at http://DyscalculiaTutor.org

If you have any questions, feel free to email me directly at DrSchreuder@DyscalculiaServices.com

(our blog will be on a break, back on Monday)

Toys that teach

Dyscalculia: News from the web:

No not electronics but some great toys that develop our kids. Read it all in the story for today.

Best quote:

For math, we’ve overemphasized numbers…we have underdeveloped visual thinking and thinking in different forms

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Dyscalculia and Music

Dyscalculia: News from the web:

how can design increase access and reduce friction for the widest number of people?

That was the challenge for the designers entering the contest. Eventually the team won with this project:

Dyscalculia impacts our ability to understand numbers, keep a schedule, tell time, and even be able to judge how far away an object is. Music and categorization exercises tend to help those with dyscalculia improve their skills. With this in mind, the team created a tool to help people with dyscalculia learn how to play music: a projection-mapping application that displays color on a piano keyboard and corresponding colors on digital sheet music.

Read all about it: HERE

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Work on your math skills

Dyscalculia: News from the web:

from the UK

Improving your number skills can help you with your confidence, as well as with the many day-to-day tasks that depend on them. And, if you choose the right resources – such as our article on Basic Workplace Numeracy – getting your math skills up to scratch really can be easier than you think.

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Home schooling with learning disabilities

Dyscalculia: News from the web:

Over the course of the next few weeks, the not the former things website  will be sharing specifics of what homeschooling with these 3 D’s looks like and all of the resources I have found to be invaluable in truly helping my children learn, just as they are. Here is a rundown of what you can expect in this series.

Week One: Homeschooling A Dyslexic Child

Week Two: Homeschooling A Child With Dysgraphia

Week Three: Homeschooling A Child With Dyscalculia

Week Four: Hands-On Activities For Homeschooling With Dyslexia, Dysgraphia and Dyscalculia

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Shocking solution for Math Anxiety

Dyscalculia: News from the web:

For people who break out in sweat when thinking about doing math a solution maybe nearby:

For people who have a really hard time doing math, “their brain is not functioning properly” in the area that governs this ability, explained Dr. Cohen Kadosh. “They have abnormalities in the anatomy … and they have lower activation” in part of the brain.

Using electrical current to simulate the brain, he said, “is just like giving the neurons an energy drink so they are able to perform much better.”

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New modules at the Dyscalculia Tutor Training online

Dyscalculia: News from the web:

We are proud to announce that our Dyscalculia Tutor Training now has two new modules:

These modules are intended as additions to the Dyscalculia Tutoring Training Basic 1-1.
Many people have been waiting for these modules to be launched so they can start the Dyscalculia Tutor Training now with more practical content for their audiences.As an introduction we now offer a bundle of all three modules with 15% off:
Dyscalculia Tutor Training Bundle:
includes:
Dyscalculia Tutor Training basic 1-1
Tutoring Dyscalculia, Fractions, Decimals and Percentages 1-2
Tutoring Dyscalculia, Algebra Concepts in a visual way 1-3
All together for the price of $790 (one payment | life long access)Please see below for some details about these modules

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Focus on their strengths not their struggles

Dyscalculia: News from the web:

Strength based IEP’s is the answer and you can read about one parents experiences HERE

More resources are available at understood see the link below

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Memorization vs Automaticity

Dyscalculia: News from the web:

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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