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.
Neurodiversity. It’s not a term that rolls off the tongue easily but it’s a concept where neurological differences are to be recognized and respected as any other human variation. These differences can include those labeled with Dyspraxia, Dyslexia, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Dyscalculia, Autistic Spectrum, Tourette Syndrome, and others. Now organizations such as Microsoft and EY are piloting programs to recruit individuals who have neurological conditions such as Asperger’s which comes under the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), a range of conditions that affect the way a person sees the world, processes information and interacts with other people.
A strategy used to help students with poor working memory is visual prompts. This could be a number line for maths work, a list of key words for a subject based essay or a card describing basic grammar.
The 2016 New Europe 100 is the third annual list of central and eastern Europe’s brightest and best people — plus the organizations who are changing the region’s societies, politics or business environments and displaying innovation, entrepreneurialism and fresh approaches to prevailing problems.
Maciej Rys is the Founder of EarlyLogic, a cloud-based educational technology which digitalises diagnosis and therapy of dyscalculia and other mathematical disorders in children between 3 and 9 years of age and she is honored by inclusion in this very exclusive list.
In 2012, the Programme for Interntational Student Assessment (PISA) studied students’ performance in mathematics, and additionally collected data from students and school principals in 70 countries about how teachers teach the subject. The goal was to explore what teaching and learning strategies related to higher student achievement.
A new report published today – Ten Questions for Mathematics Teachers and How PISA Can Help Answer Them – brings their findings together in a bid to improve teaching.
What a great tool, and so simple. An online throw the dice tool. So now if you are busy teaching class and trying them to recognize the dice patterns, you can use this tool on a projector and play games or have them call out the numbers.
We’ve said it before and we are saying it again, neuro science is not the solution, it’s a tool alright. See the article in our link for today for some clues on how to go from neuro science evidence to actual effective interventions.
Over a decade ago, Texas officials arbitrarily decided what percentage of students should get special education services — 8.5 percent — and since then they have forced school districts to comply by strictly auditing those serving too many kids, a Houston Chronicle investigation has found.
Their efforts, which started in 2004 but have never been publicly announced or explained, have saved the Texas Education Agency billions of dollars but denied vital supports to children with autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, dyslexia, epilepsy, mental illnesses, speech impediments, traumatic brain injuries, even blindness and deafness.
OK they do not mention Dyscalculia but the path is clear.
The Welsh government is serious about math and has realized that parents can not always help their children with homework. So they pulled together some resources to help that including online videos with explanations.
Wouldn’t it be great if parents help their kids, being organized and not forgetting homework and test dates? Well in our link for today some studies that have some complicated outcomes about this and also the finding that texting seems to be the most effective way to get the parent in action.