Word problems with no words

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Do you recognize this. You show a word problem to your student and they just add up any number they see immediately without regard to what the question is asking for.

It happens a lot, in our link for today an article on how to present word problems without numbers so you can maybe help change their approach.

Read all about it: HERE

Beat math on rhythm

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We have all heard about teaching to the test, this teacher took it to another high by rapping to the STAAR test with the students. Read this story about an unusual but apparently effective way of engaging the students in math.

Read all about it: HERE

Books good for math

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No we are not referring to the math text books, those may also be good for math, no these are reading books that spark interest in math with children. In fact there is a mathical book prize.

Read all about it: HERE

Math by example

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A wonderful way of teaching is to use examples so students can explore them and learn the material and concepts that way. Prof Julie Booth at Temple is key in promoting this approach and on the serp site they have lots of downloadable materials available.

Read all about it: HERE

How Arrays can be helpful

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Great article by nrich math about how arrays can be very helpful in explaining children the concept of multiplication and division.

Read all about it: HERE

Math before bed

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It is important to show your children that math is everywhere and not just something they do in school. The mathbeforebed blog has wonderful resources to stimulate and facilitate number sense talks and activities with your child.

Read all about it: HERE

Math Learning Aids, Cuisenaire Rod Trays

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A wonderful tool created by one of the parents we work with. This is a great tool and sized for convenience. The colors exactly match the Cuisenaire rods and it has a huge number of options to teach your child all the ways the all so important number bonds.

Read all about it: HERE

Real life math

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The “we are teachers” blog has a great free program to teach children financial skills and how to deal with things they will be confronted with in real life. Adventures in Math is a super program that will help to show them that math has important practical applications.

Read all about it: HERE

Math in real life

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It is important to show children that math is not just in a classroom but everywhere around you. Also you need to take every opportunity to introduce children with math in a playful manner. The Decoda Litery solutions blog brings this very nice article about math related activities in- and outside the house.

Read all about it: HERE

Statistics can lie

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For someone with dyscalculia it is hard enough to make sense from numbers. Now if people are tinkering with statistics it gets even harder to see what is going on. Luckily Daniel Lakens from the Eindhoven Technical University, has a wonderful resource where you can learn about statistics for free.

Read all about it: HERE or HERE

Early Math activities

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It is important to encourage young children to be active with blocks and toys, sorting and exploring. The Fairy Math Mother blog provides a wonderful set of activities that parents can use to explore with the little ones.

Read all about it: HERE

Learning with card games

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Families play an important role in helping young children learn about numbers, counting, and other math skills. With their families’ help, children can learn to enjoy math from an early age. And the best news is that one way of learning about math at home is through playing games. Card games, for example, are a great way to have fun with children while learning math—and all you need is a deck of cards!

Read all about it: HERE

Math at home

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We hear often how important it is to show children that math is not something you only do in math class but math is everywhere around you.

The chalkbeat blog has taken this seriously and provides a wonderful page with examples for parents, including pictures from the house with clickable dots that provide examples. Great site.

Read all about it: HERE

Summle

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Not scrabble, not wordle but this time summle, a nice game to find out how to make the target number in as few steps as possible. Maybe a nice game for your child to experiment and get more experience in how numbers can be composed by a combination of various operations.

Read all about it: HERE

Differentiation in the classroom

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We all know that not all children are created with similar or equal skills and knowledge, so we all realize that differentiation in the classroom is necessary to support the weaker students and not to bore the quicker students. But how do you actually implement that?

Well the TeachThought blog has developed no less than 50 strategies to make it work and they will continue to add to their resource over the coming time with comments, tips and insights.

Read all about it: HERE

Graphic organizers

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Children with Dyscalculia can benefit greatly from the use of graphic organizers. Research shows that graphic organizers are a useful strategy for gifted and talented and special education populations, but really, all students can benefit from the multimodal learning that graphic organizers support. Graphic organizers are highly versatile. Students can draw them, digitize them, or adapt a teacher-designed template. 

Read all about it: HERE

Spatial skills important for a stem future

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Research has confirmed that spatial skills are a great predictor for later math or stem achievements. PBS has been so kind to devote a whole page to some methods on how to get the children engaged and working on spatial skill development.

Read all about it: HERE

Mental Math

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The good people from the thirdspacelearning.com blog share some nice mental math games. We like the one where they ask the children to brainstorm relations with a specific number when working on the timestables. It is great to build those connections.

Read all about it: HERE

The importance of Place Value

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Place value is so important in our system of math but can be so confusing. The good people of Thirdspacelearning.com have published a nice series of games to help children get on top of this tricky place value concept.

Read all about it: HERE

Teach math visual

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Great way of making math real for our learners.

Read all about it: HERE

Check the math growth mind set

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Jo Boaler has created a rubric to help your students take stock of their math mindset. Are they part of the fixed mindset crowd or did they move on to the growth mindset. A wonderful tool.

Read all about it: HERE

How teachers can help children with dyscalculia

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A great article for teachers about how they can support children with dyscalculia. We also have three more options for teachers to become more proficient in dealing with dyscalculia.

Read all about it: HERE

Tools for Dyscalculic cooking

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Many children with dyscalculia will struggle to cook in the kitchen as there is lots of basic math that is necessary to make sure the dishes come out the right way. Here is a page that will help them with some smart tools.

Read all about it: HERE

MARS and math talks

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Our new MARS system is nothing new, in fact in our link for today we show a page from 2017 with great tips on how to perform math talks. This may help you do a successful math interview via mathstrategy.org

Read all about it: HERE

Numbers and patterns

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the world is full of patterns and numbers, see it all here explained

Read all about it: HERE

Modelling is fun and so useful

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They need to get it into their hands before they can get it into their heads. Well that can be difficult when there is lots of remote teaching going on but here is something we can use to accommodate that. A wonderful web based modeling tool.

Read all about it: HERE

Cuisenaire rods

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We don’t like to advertise, and we are NOT getting paid anything, but this is a wonderful book with lots of things you can do with Cuisenaire rods. We always say it is not about the tool but about the talk and this book gives a great description with each exercise so you can have the right talk with this tool.

Read all about it: HERE

Learning by games

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From the Sway.office website we get a number of nice games all meant to help people with dyscalculia to remember basic math topics. Although we don’t believe that rote memory training will help much in most situations, the games can help to be just another pathway into the brains that are wired just different.

Read all about it: HERE

Dot Talks

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See what you all can do with this simple tool.

It’s all about shapes

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We know how important it is for children to work with shapes and find out what they can do with them and how to build or create images. It all helps them with their visual spatial insights which in turn support math development. Check out the site in our link for today with all you ever needed to know about shapes.

Read all about it: HERE