The maths factor provides some free sample lessons and in our link for today we share the clever trick they use to learn the times table of 3. Children with Dyscalculia are better served with conceptual understanding and working with manipulatives to learn times tables but this trick is just too clever not to share it.
Read the wonderful example in this post from Tony Attwood about how to explain fractions to someone with dyscalculia by doing a little physical exercise. Something they can touch and see. It works better for them this way and brings the true understanding they need in order to be able to relate to the concept later.
From Australia comes the news that they have now implemented a new mandate on how to identify and work with students who are both gifted and have a learning disability, the so-called 2e students.
The traditional way of identifying gifted students was to look at their achievement, but this overlooked students with hidden potential.
Dr Townend said twice-exceptional students need both learning support and enrichment or extension to reach their potential, and supporting the disability in the classroom was essential to level the playing field.
“It’s like giving a wheelchair to a child who cannot walk or glasses to a child who needs glasses,” she said.
People with learning disabilities have often dificultiy to know what is left or right. In our link for today you’ll find a solution by someone, that may be a bit intense for you, but is sure to solve the problem once and for always.
Grandfather Tony Campbell, has taken his 20-year-old maths toolkit, which has helped special needs education professionals nationwide, and adapted it for home-schooling.
The new ‘Maths Home Schooling Kit’, which can be ordered online, contains flexible tables allowing primary school children up to Year 7 to grasp the basics of addition, subtraction, multiplication and fractions.
The White Rose Maths (yes from the UK hence mathS) provides us with a great set of home learning videos for primary school. Wonderfully done and although not specific for Dyscalculia, certainly very helpful for your work and as a reteach of what they have done in school.
The numberdyslexia blog shares with us today a great article about “gamified manipulatives” for first graders. As we always say “games are the new worksheets” this is a great resource and they even put buttons on where to buy them.
On facebook we read the solution Laurie Graham found when dealing with this
“For piano, I have been using “simply piano” app, (with a midi cord on an electric keyboard- makes a big difference).Unlike traditional sheet music which needs to be scanned with your eyes right to left , this app presents it rolling along in front of me, highlighting the notes I’m playing correctly in green, and I can play basic popular songs in a way that has eluded me after years of lessons.”
Here is someone who has trouble reading price tags on products and the solution they propose is to develop a new number system for people with dyscalculia. A system that would make more sense and would be easier to decipher.
How about that? Do you believe there is merit to it. See the proposal in our link for today.
Parents, Teachers and Tutors together with the students are the four legs that math support rests on.
Certainly students with dyscalculia need the extra support from Tutors and Parents and in uor link for today some ideas on what Parents can do together with the teacher to keep the math learning on track
To support these efforts we have organized a major reduction on the price of our “Moms Teach Math” video series, that is meant for parents trying to help their children at home with the math homework. Take advantage of this offer, click the picture.
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.
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.
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.
You can not celebrate the ten frames enough. They are very important for the education of our children and certainly the children with dyscalculia benefit from the physical way to work with the ten frames. The TTS group sends us a nice summary of some activities you can do with the ten frames.
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