Brain Breaks

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Very nice video from Edutopia this morning with the many benefits a brain break gives the children. Also included some tips and options on how to organize Brain Breaks for the children in your class.

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Dyscalculia signs and accommodations

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Signs of dyscalculia are not always easy to spot. Keep in mind that all kids have trouble with maths from time to time. But children with dyscalculia struggle a lot more than other children the same age. Dyscalculia is not the same as math anxiety because the latter involves strong emotions around Math.

The Eblity blog gives a great overview of the signs of Dyscalculia and the accommodations possible in class

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Coloring can help

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A wonderful resource in our link for today from MathsHKO. It is a number of puzzles that help your student gain some insight in numbers in a fun and challenging way.

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Free math books

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Rice University in Houston TX has been so kind to share some math books online, 100% free and without any licencing. The trouble with students with Dyscalculia is that the curriculum can be great but they will still struggle to take it all in.

Hence our Dyscalculia Tutor Training where tutors and teachers can learn how to work with students who have Dyscalculia. It is available at https://DyscalculiaTutor.org

The free books are in our link for today.

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Resources for remote learning math

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The mathigon website is a great resource when you are looking for some good activities to do with your student online. Factris, a form of the well known tetris, can be very helpful in practicing the factoring skills.

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Managing stress

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A Teacher’s Guide to Managing Stress is a thorough guidebook created to support teachers. This guide looks at the major stressors affecting teachers and provides actionable tips to effectively manage them. Just as importantly, they’ve included self-care advice to encourage relaxation and prevent stress from becoming overwhelming. Thank you Educationdegree.com for sharing!

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How to teach graphs

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Not specific to students with dyscalculia but here is a good way to work on student’s understanding of graphs and data analysis:

The Slow Reveal Graph (#slowrevealgraph) is an instructional routine that promotes sensemaking about data.  This highly engaging routine uses scaffolded visuals and discourse to help students make sense of data. As more and more of the graph is revealed, students refine their interpretation and construct meaning, often in surprising ways. This routine increases access for students without sacrificing rigor or engagement.

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The growth mindset and Distance learning

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We are linking here to the education week magazine, where they let guest bloggers Jamie M. Carroll, associate project director for the National Mindset Innovation Network, and David Yeager, psychology professor at the University of Texas at Austin, talk about the growth mindset and how to work with it when you are teaching remote. This is the third piece in a small series so you may want to find the earlier postings too.

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Virtual manipulatives

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Thank you to the good people of Didax for creating lovely virtual manipulatives that are easy to handle and great in impact when working with the students online.

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We need more Dyscalculia Tutors

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There are not enough Dyscalculia Tutors for the students who have this unknown math learning disability. Dr Schreuder had designed an online Dyscalculia Tutor Training. Check out the details in our link for today and consider signing up to learn how to help students with dyscalculia.

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Add math to your daily calendar

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We have emphasized more often that it is good to fight the summer math slide and the now new Covid-19 slide with daily math activities and conversations about math. Check out the calendar made by zorbithsmath who put something out there for every day, a bit like the advent calendar we usually publish in December.

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Trapezoid tool

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Tips for Parents of Teens with Learning Issues

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From the yourteenmag blog a great article about how to work with your teen now that most learning has gone virtual. They give some good tips, see them all in their article in our link for today.

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Rounding

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Rounding can be a complicated matter for children with dyscalculia. It may confuse them how you round and certainly when decimals are in the mix. The geogebra tool in our link for today helps them out a lot.

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Math Snacks

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A group of ATM Mathematics experts are sharing some ideas though these videos to support children and their parents whilst children may be away from school for whatever reason.  They are a mixture of tasks, puzzles, challenges, and games, selected to support and enrich the mathematics taught at school, all in a bite size format.

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About Kings and Queens

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Templates galore

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Theresa Wills shares with us her complete set of templates. For children with dyscalculia templates and graphic organizers are important to be able to work through problems. So this should be a nice treasure trove.

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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.

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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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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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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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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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