Online teaching tips

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The weareteachers blog brings us a great article with lots of do’s and don’ts for the online teaching that is now so much the norm. The tips are not specific for dyscalculia but most of them apply in general, good read.

Read all about it: HERE

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Tutor Tools

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The number dyslexia blog shares a number of great manipulatives to use with students who have dyscalculia, when we are back to working face to face again.

Useful to keep handy for the, hopefully, near future.

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Remote learning works fine for some

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For some children the remote learning actually works fine. From a recent story on Edutopia this: “not having those everyday distractions in school has really allowed for some kids to focus on the work and not necessarily all the social things going on because some kids can’t separate that out”

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Dyscalculia Awareness

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Great post by Natalie Kerslake, who wrote an MA ed  dissertation that looked at how teachers and teaching assistants can effectively support children with dyscalculia in one primary school. Her study found that more awareness and training need to be provided for teachers and teaching assistants, to aid them in supporting children with dyscalculia. This includes knowledge of what dyscalculia is and what strategies can be used to support children effectively.

Good reason to look at our Dyscalculia Awareness Training online

Read all about the dissertation: HERE

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Make it visual

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As the current Pandemic forces us to work online with our students, we need to ever more try and keep things visual for them. It is important for children with Dyscalculia to see visual interpretations of the math operations they are working with. Mathisvisual is a great website that has lots of resources for this.

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Visual processing is key

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The study in our link for today had as objective to find out whether visual processing uniquely contributed to character reading and early mathematics in Chinese children. The findings suggest that visual processing should serve as a domain-general precursor of children’s performance in character reading and early mathematics and an important cognitive factor for later academic learning.

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Video series about Dyscalculia (and other learning difficulties)

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This is one of a suite of 12 short films made by the Centre for Education and Youth and Whole School SEND for the Department for Education. The films provide an introduction to different types of SEND for new teachers and a resource for others who want to refresh their knowledge. They give an insight into the experiences of pupils with SEND, as well as offering practical teaching tips, advice on a whole school approach and details of where to go for further information. We hope you enjoy them!

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Binary numbers

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We use binary numbers in our presentations to teachers about Dyscalculia to make them understand and feel a bit like the students with dyscalculia.

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Teaching math to those with learning disabilities

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Good article in our link for today with some great advice on how to work with students with learning disabilities. Here are the headlines:

  • Resist the temptation to de-emphasize language in math class, especially for English-learners and those who have language-related disabilities. De-emphasis is probably a disservice.
  • Consider how broad student labels can conceal mathematical skill. English-learners, depending on their prior schooling, and students with disabilities, depending on their specific disability, can have widely varying math abilities and knowledge.
  • Focus on what students can do rather than fixating on what they cannot.

Read all about it: HERE

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What if online learning is too much

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If your student cannot keep up with the online learning that is now required, remember these wise words from Australia:

Try to keep to the school’s plan. But if your child is finding it hard to cover everything, just focus on them doing at least some maths every day. It is a skill better practised frequently (10-15 minutes per day) than doing all on one day (and then forgotten by next week).

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Encouragement for dyscalculia students

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In our link for today a story from Ireland about someone growing up with several learning disabilities, among which Dyscalculia. Best quote:

Anyways if all those years taught me anything it is that if you’re bad at Maths or in my case school itself, it’s definitely not the end of the world. There are always multiple ways to study what you want, or get on the career path you want. If you feel like you’re trying your best at Maths but nothing is changing, or you’ve had a similar experience to what I’ve had, reach out and talk to someone. There is help available out there. 

Read all about it: HERE

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Place value, important and complicated

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Place value is so important but yet so difficult for our students to grasp. Maybe this variation on the popular game WAR will help lighten up the lesson.

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The covid-slide

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Like the summer slide, where students lose a lot of the carefully build up knowledge over the long summer vacation, there is now a Covid-slide where kids have trouble maintaining the focus and attention and lose out on education opportunities. In the link for today how one school worked this problem.

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Helping your student when you are not a math person

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Although we don’t believer there are Math and non Math people in this world, the article from the NY times is well meant and gives good pointers to help your students work their math problems.

Please do not forget Dr Schreuder also has her video series MomsTeachMath with over 100 downloadable tools, templates, games and activities and videos on how to work with your students, now with 50% off to help all those homeschooling-not-by-choice parents.

Read all about it: HERE

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The trouble with dates

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You probably all know that the UK and the US have a different way of writing abbreviated dates. So on what days in the year does it not matter how you write it?

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Dyscalculia and the flu

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We hope y’all be happy and healthy, here is a very fitting math exercise from way back when about the flu spreading

Thank you @DonFraser9

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Some technology to help students with learning disabilities

Dyscalculia: News from the web:

Mashable shares an interview and some nice resources to use when you are teaching a student with learning disabilities or attention problems. Not all of them free unfortunately.

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Some virtual help while teaching remotely

Dyscalculia: News from the web:

These days people are more and more working remotely. Our children with dyscalculia need the support from manipulatives to help them grasp the concepts. In our link for today a range of virtual manipulatives. Not as good as the real thing but great instead of just writing numbers and words.

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How good does Jumpmath work for dyscalculia

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The Learning Disabilities Organization of Nigeria did a study last year and confirmed our belief that Jumpmath ( a charity from Canada) has a great program to work with children who have dyscalculia.

Read all about it: HERE

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