Fractions, Percent and Relative Frequency

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Math is visual brings us a great page to start number talks about these important concepts.

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Division or equal grouping

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Division is hard for most students. Our dyscalculic students have an even harder time. The math before bed blog brings us a nice printable pdf with the well known dots that the student then can use to draw circles around to do the equal grouping. Wonderful activity.

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Build math into your child’s day

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We have talked about this before but it is so important to slowly introduce your child to math. Best done at home in their own environment. Our link for today provides five ideas to get started.

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Differentiation and how to accomplish it

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Great article about what differentiation in the classroom is and how to get it done. Our children with dyscalculia are most helped with pull out into one on one sessions however if that proves to be impossible it is great to get the benefit from differentiation.

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Little Learners

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From the UK comes this free online magazine for little learners. Wonderful stories on how to engage you little ones.

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If children are not behaving, they are not learning

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if we are serious about supporting all students, not just fortunate ones, we have to teach behaviour, not just tell it or only react to it. And provide safe environments where everyone is protected from abuse or harassment by loving boundaries, patrolled by humane and robust consequences. Not “zero tolerance”, which is a misunderstanding of how high standards work. All rules have exceptions, otherwise they’re cruel. What we need is very, very low tolerance of misbehaviour, and only make allowances when circumstances demand them. Sanctions are one, important part of this process, but so are many other things. You don’t stop speeding by relying on speed cameras alone – you teach people how to drive too. It’s a magazine of approaches.

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How to drill

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Although for the children with dyscalculia drilling can only be beneficial when they have a good understanding of the underlying concepts, here are a few strategies for drilling from the Teacherhead blog

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How effective is intense tutoring?

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The education trust has done some research and gives this overview of what kind of intensity of tutoring will be most effective.

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Chores can be good for math

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The Erikson cooperative has a great article that specifies chores for children by age group. These shores can help them see math all around the house.

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Five ways for a lot

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In case you missed it; the teacherhead blog has developed a series of one-pagers with on every page five ways to do something. For example, Check for understanding or build confidence. You can download it at their website, in our link for today.

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Teaching fractions

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Creating fraction kits is a great way to get your kids exploring equivalent fractions and acquiring a deep, conceptual understanding of the topic.

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Responsive teaching, this is how to do it

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 There is no simple formula to teaching well – but there are lots of strong principles that underpin the decision-making processes teachers undertake in any given lesson. Responsive teaching is all about thinking on your feet, using evidence from real-time formative assessment, adjusting instructional inputs and practice activities in response to students’ levels of success and confidence. It can appear and feel very organic but if you deconstruct the range of things a teacher has to do in a successful learning sequence – it’s quite an impressive array of specific definable elements.  See how they suggest phasing it in our link for today.

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Squeaky wheels

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Research shows girls with ADHD miss out on school support. The special needs jungle blog brings this story about how girls loose out on school support. They are considered the squeaky wheel and their other complaints are not recognized as much as with boys.

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Can fish do math?

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Dr Butterworth wrote a book called “can fish count” ;Now a study from Germany’s University of Bonn tested the mathematical abilities of several freshwater stingrays. The researchers showed a fish a card containing four shapes, such as small circles or squares. All the shapes were blue. They then showed it two new cards: one with three blue shapes and one with five. If the fish touched its nose to the card with three shapes, it went away without a treat. Touching its nose to the card with five shapes, however, earned it a treat. Over time, the fish learned that blue shapes on the original card meant it needed to “add one” to the original number of shapes.

Read all about it: HERE

Suggestions to improve math for 7 to 14 year olds

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The Education Endowment Foundation has made recommendations where there are research findings that schools can use to make a significant difference to pupils’ learning, and have focused on the questions that appear to be most salient to practitioners. 

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Dyscalculia Fact sheet for schools

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The KidsHealth.org blog has this short but very effective fact sheet on Dyscalculia for schools and it gives warning signs for teachers but also options on what to do with children who have Dyscalculia.

You can also use https://DyscalculiaScreener.org

or https://DyscalculiaTesting.com to find out what may cause the student’s trouble with math.

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Retrieval practice

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Retrieval practice is essentially the process of generating an answer to a question. Not only does it allow students to test how much they have retained of a certain piece of information, it exercises their retrieval of it.

Research has shown that not only is retrieval practice a highly effective learning strategy, but also that its effects can be seen across many different disciplines, including vocabulary, maths and science.

There are many ways to apply retrieval practice practically, with strategies including:

  • Using past papers
  • Doing multiple-choice tests
  • Using flashcards
  • Answering questions out loud
  • Writing down everything you remember
  • Sketching your answer out

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Teaching multiples

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We often say they need to get it into their hands before they can get it into their heads. There a great example from how to teach multiples.

Critical Thinking Is A Mindset

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The TeachThought blog shows us no less than 16 characteristics of a critical thinking classroom.

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Modelling is so powerful

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Modelling is very useful to teach our children the more complicated concepts. There is a whole procedure you need to follow to do it the right way and the article in the link provides five ways to make a success out of it.

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How do adults with dyscalculia navigate life

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The dailyo blog brings a realistic and revealing view on how adults cope with dyscalculia in their daily life. We offer a video series that may help make their life some easier via https://MathInRealLife.org and you can get an assessment via our sister site https://AdultDyscalculia.org

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Getting started with number bonds to 5

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In this article, Dr Helen WiIliams, an independent educational consultant specialising in the learning and teaching of Early Years and KS1 mathematics, shares with us ways to teach number bonds through play.

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Your eyes can see more than just light

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Pupils don’t only detect light, they can perceive the amount of objects in a person’s field of vision.

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Get a play table in your math class

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Sara VanDerWerf explains why every math classroom should have a play table and she makes a connection with Math on a stick.

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Free apps for dyscalculia

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The wonderful people at the Number Dyslexia blog have collected their choice of the best 10 free apps for Dyscalculia, check them all out in our link for today;

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Dyscalculia in the papers

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Iona Bain, 34, the Oxford-educated brain behind the highly popular and award-winning Young Money blog is unable to do the most basic mental arithmetic as she has dyscalculia – a condition similar to dyslexia but affecting numbers, read it al in the UK news paper

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Give good feedback, use the research

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In recent years, research has confirmed what most teachers already knew: providing students with meaningful feedback can greatly enhance learning and improve student achievement. Professor James Pennebaker from the University of Texas at Austin has been researching the benefits of frequent testing and the feedback it leads to. He explains that in the history of the study of learning, the role of feedback has always been central.

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Are All Brains Good at Math?

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Spoiler alert…. YES.

Math provokes dread in so many people—yet we are all born with a sense for numbers.

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Learning disabilities and mental health

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It is known that people with learning disabilities frequently also struggle with mental health challenges. The good people at Sunshine behavioral health have put this handy guide together with resources that may help you.

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Learning disabled early death?

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Children with a learning disability in Scotland are more likely to die prematurely – often from treatable causes, a report has found.

The Scottish Learning Disability Observatory (SLDO) study found that 34% of these deaths were avoidable.

Previous research has found that adults with a learning disability were twice as likely to die from preventable illnesses.

Read all about it: HERE