Types of students struggling with math

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Math can be difficult for a variety of students. Not just the ones with Dyscalculia. The article in the link for today gives a nice overview of what types of students mostly struggle with Math.

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Screening for Covid-19 and learning disabilities

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In the UK they have recognized that people with learning disabilities may score different on the screening instrument they use than other people and can therefor be rated wrongly for critical care. See the article in the link for today for more on this.

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visual crowding effects in developmental dyscalculia

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New research suggests that excessive crowding effects might be a characteristic of DD, independent of other associated neurodevelopmental disorders. Visual crowding refers to the inability to identify objects when surrounded by other similar items.

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Details about special education

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Today a very good explanation of all things legally and officially that you encounter when talking about special education. From legislation to education it is all there, great read.

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Percentages Mental Math

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The Number dyslexia site introduces a way to quickly be able to do percentages mentally. Please try this with your Dyscalculic student and let us know how it goes.

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Math in real life

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Young children may get the impression that Math is something only math teachers do or only exists in school and in books. Parents do good by pointing out Math all through the house and their daily errands. Now Kara Newhouse has written a great blog post highlighting books that help to Humanize Math.

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Early math just as important as early reading

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“Early math skills have the greatest predictive power, followed by reading and then attention skills,” reports a psychology squad led by Greg J. Duncan, in School readiness and later achievement, published in Developmental Psychology in 2007. Follow-up studies continue to confirm the importance of early math skills. The more math-oriented activities kids do before kindergarten, the better they’ll understand math in school. Early math skills foretell higher aptitude in high school math and higher rates of college enrollment. And a 2014 Vanderbilt study determined that for “both males and females, mathematical precocity early in life predicts later creative contributions and leadership in critical occupational roles.”

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Dyscalculia and Covid-19

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Students with learning disabilities need stability, predictability and spiral review as much as possible. With many schools closing for weeks this may cause serious disruption to the carefully build up progress over the course of this school year. I’m happy that the OSERS have seen this and has sent out the guidance in our link for today, emphasizing that students in special education need to continue to receive their services. If your school decides other wise, send them a copy of this guidance and ensure the continued support for our learning disabled students.

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ANS not a good predictor of math achievement

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New research with a large sample size has now confirmed that ANS tasks are not suitable as measures of math development in school‐age populations.  The researchers studied other cognitive functions that can replace this as a good measure for Math development in school-age populations, read the article in our link for today to find out what they are.

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Dyscalculia Cool

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OK you are cool when you are in the urban dictionary. That means that the people below 30isch use that word and older people need to look it up. Well Dyscalculic has now entered the urban dictionary!

Well Dyslexia was already in there from 2007 and Dyscalculia from 2012 but still more awareness is good.

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Rethinking math instructions

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How do we help our students build mathematical understandings that endure past the unit test? If we want students to construct strong, reliable bases of mathematical knowledge, our instruction needs to do more than present explicit procedures—even when that’s done well. Providing lots of opportunities for students to reason can help. So can understanding and leveraging the progression of learning across grade levels. But what does that look like in practice? Let’s examine a single topic in grade 7: solving inequalities. 

By Kate Nowak

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ADHD and Dyscalculia, the connection

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Nearly a third of children with ADHD also have a math learning disability. These conditions and other comorbidities, when present in the same patient, are never separate and distinct. Their symptoms impact and complicate one another in ways that educators and clinicians must take into account when designing effective remediation strategies.

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Bad connections cause Dyscalculia

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The debate about what causes learning disabilities is that the conditions are either caused by brain regions that do not function well or the connections are not good between the regions.

Here is new research from Cambridge UK that points at the poor connections being the cause of learning disabilities.

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Junkfood bad for brains

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Eating food that is high in salt, fats and added sugars could harm your cognitive abilities.

That’s one of the headline findings from a research experiment that monitored the harm done by a diet high in saturated fats, salt, and sucrose – referred to as the Western-style diet.

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Dyscalculia and ADHD

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Dyscalculia is characterized by insufficient comprehension, problem-solving,  and strategies. For example, unable to envision and mentally manipulate numbers to calculate, fingers and tally marks serve as auxiliary memory, reinforced by touch and thinking aloud. Unable to consistently recall math facts, dyscalculics may count out even small numbers, add repeatedly to multiply, and subtract repeatedly to divide. On the spot, they’re unable to quickly figure change due, when paying with cash. Talking to themselves helps to keep ideas in mind.

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The Trouble with =

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The = sign is often misunderstood. It may be because the calculators use it to provide an answer so students start thinking that = means “an answer is coming” Where in reality it only means “equality”. See the blog post in our link for today that explains it clearly.

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In a few words

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Sometimes they say:”Less is more” well that is how I feel about this website, in our link for today. A very short and concise but to the point explanation of what Dyscalculia is, Great awareness by a UK neuro diversity expert and speaker.

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Learn to assess numeracy skills

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This would require speaking Swedish because the course runs at the University of Upsala.

The cost around $2,000. Interestingly it is offered by the department of Neuro Science under the Speech and Language Pathology division.

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It’s all about knowing the numbers

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Here is an interesting piece of research. it appears that when children at the age of four can recognize and draw our Arabic numbers, this is a predictor of how well they will do with arithmetic at six years of age.

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