The equal sign confused

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Most children have trouble understanding the true meaning of the equal sign. As they get familiar with using calculators, stand alone or on their phones, they tend to think that the equal sign is an action button and triggers something that gives a conclusion.

This will lead to confusion or less understanding later in the math curriculum so it is important to pay attention to the correct words to use and and explanation of what the equal sign exactly represents.

Cambridge maths has an espresso view dedicated to it, see it in the link below.

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Neuro divergent learners

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It is estimated that 1 in 5 people are neuro divergent learners. So it is essential for teachers to understand the things that may impact their teaching and their student’s learning.

Dyscalculia Services Math and Dyscalculia Advent Calendar

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Continuing our tradition we present an Advent Calendar with a variety of activities, most math related.

https://schreuderacademy.org/advent-calendar-dyscalculia/

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A two minute test for Dyscalculia

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An evaluation of the Numeracy Screener:

The study evaluated the classification accuracy of: The Numeracy Screener, a 2‐min test of symbolic (Arabic numerals) and nonsymbolic (dot arrays) discrimination ability. A sample of 222 children who demonstrated persistent deficits (n = 55), inconsistent deficits (n = 51), or typical performance (n = 116) on standardized tests of math achievement over multiple observations was tested. The Numeracy Screener correctly classified children in all three groups. Notably, the symbolic condition has greater sensitivity in discriminating children with persistent DD from the other two groups. Screening tools that assess early numeracy skills may be promising for identifying children at risk for developing severe mathematical difficulties.

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No dancing with dyscalculia

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See how horrific this learning disability can be when teachers are not aware.

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Dyscalculia Awareness on TikTok

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Table fables

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A new service with a different approach to teaching the times tables. Try the table fables, they have an app and a website and they also have a site with information and solutions for Dyscalculia, see it here

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How is dyscalculia in adults

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The ADDitude magazine has a great article about adult Dyscalculia. Too many people have dyscalculia but have not be diagnosed during their school years. These people still struggle with everything that has to do with numbers and some other related issues. Dyscalculia Services has launched a new site where people can get more information or schedule to get a diagnosis or tutoring as an adult https://AdultDyscalculia.org The article in our link for today also gives great information about this condition when you are an adult.

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Great resources for remote learning

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We can not take credit for this but just pass it on, a great database with resources for remote learning. Apparently put together by a high schooler. Respect!

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Downloads for Dyscalculia

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Students with dyscalculia can benefit greatly from graphic organizers to help them solve their math problems. The Understood organization has some nice downloads and we link to them in our link for today.

Dr. Schreuder also has great downloads for free available at her website https://DyscalculiaToolkit.org

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Great tip

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Great tip by
@Backup_Uganda

You want to reward your students for something they control, like completing their task, not for something that would not be under their control, like “being smart”, which would make them afraid to say something as it may turn out that they may no longer be smart.

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3 changes for your math classroom

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Edutopia shares with us three changes you can make to your math classroom and it will become a student centered classroom.

  • Use good problems
  • Use visibly random groups
  • Work on vertical non permanent surfaces

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Research in action on Dyscalculia

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On today’s episode Mr Barton was lucky enough to speak to Julia Bahnmuller

Julia studied psychology in Germany, where she received her PhD in 2018. Julia is a trained dyscalculia therapist allowing her to both put her theoretical knowledge into practice and to feed research and teaching with questions and input resulting from the work with children, learning therapists, instructors and parents.

Amongst other things we spoke about:

  • Number-words in different languages and the impact it can have on students’ early grasp of number and place value – wait until you hear about German!
  • What are the implications for teachers who teach students for whom English is not their first language?
  • And an area I know very little about… Dyscalculia

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Retrieval or counting issues?

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Interesting new study will be started, here is their brief:

Retrieval might not be the optimum strategy in mental arithmetic. In fact, expert adults would rather solve simple problems such as 3 + 2 by automated and unconscious procedures. Therefore, we hypothesize that children with dyscalculia might not present deficit in retrieval but, instead, in counting procedure automatization. The aim of the current project is to test this challenging position.

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Learning disabled, not differently abled

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Read the opinion from Stephen Stern, the chair of Jewish studies at Gettysburg College, about proposals to start learning disabled people instead “differently abled” people. He puts his case forward and disagrees with this practice and gives an extensive explanation for it.

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Quick and affordable Dyscalculia Testing available

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Due to the pandemic there seems to be a long wait to get testing for learning disabilities done.

It is important for children to get tested swiftly for a couple of reasons:

  • The remediation needs to start quickly
  • The child can develop anxiety
  • The child is at risk of bullying for not being able to keep up

The article in the link then goes on to note how expensive testing through private resources. Our mother site Dyscalculia Services has realized this and now can offer affordable assessments for Dyscalculia online without the exorbitant wait times.

Check this page for more information CLICK HERE about online assessments

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Is the abacus the answer to Developmental Dyscalculia?

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Well here is some research that sounds promising:

Students with an abacus course demonstrated better performance in arithmetic computation and spatial short‐term memory after controlling for age, gender, grade, and other basic cognitive abilities. The results suggest that the abacus course could be an effective tool for DD intervention in natural education settings.

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Listen and learn

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Here is a new service, “coming soon” and it is about math interviews to find out how children reason numerically.

Interesting concept and it probably will lead you to identify the children that may be at risk with math so you can then follow up with DyscalculiaTesting.com

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Statistician with Dyscalculia

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Presented here is a case study of Dylan (second author), an individual with dyscalculia who decided to major in statistics at University of California, Berkeley and become a statistician. Although she experienced significant issues of access—both in the standard tools used to do mathematics, and in navigating the structures at the university—she developed systems to enable her to compensate. She collaborated in this research enterprise in order to share with researchers, teachers, parents, and students her experiences with dyscalculia and how she was able to succeed in higher level mathematics. 

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