Back to basics

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The need for children to play has been observed across cultures and not just by educationalists. All mammals play and the more they have to develop and learn, the longer they spend playing. So, herbivores play for a shorter time than carnivores, who in turn play for a shorter time that primates and, as the most sophisticated primates, human beings play for longer than any other species on the planet. It’s this connection between play and learning that we forget at our peril. Adults of other species do not stop their youngsters playing — they know that is where important life skills are learned!

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Avoid the summer slide

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If you don’t take it from us, read the blog post on the website from the US department of Education:

Learning doesn’t have to fall by the wayside just because school is out. Use these five parent pro tips to keep your child learning and having fun over the summer months.

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Great tips for students with learning disabilities

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Affordablecollegesonline.org provides us with a great page of tips for students in college with learning disabilities. Although it says dyslexia and dysgraphia in the title, they also talk about dyscalculia and many of their tips apply equally.

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Prevent the summer slide

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Children have a tendency to forget some of the hard work they put in to math over the long summer vacation. Dyscalculia Services tries to help with this free guide to prevent the summer slide.

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Choral Counting

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Choral Counting is an activity in which the teacher leads children in counting aloud together by a given number. As the class calls out each number the teacher records the count on the board, pausing the count at strategic moments.

A super way to work on overall numbersense.

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A hands-on dyscalculia training system

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Dyscalculia affects comprehension of numerical mathematical problems, working with numbers andarithmetics. The article describes work on a training system for an exercise that trains connections betweenverbal and numerical representations of numbers and finger counting. Fingers support embodiedcognition and constitute a natural numerical representation. It describes the design rationale anditerative development process, and first evaluation results for this system that enables children to train without guidance and feedback by a trainer.

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Will technology better help learners with disabilities?

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Read up on the technology for the future and how it could one day help to identify special learners and then better educate everyone to their specific needs.

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What you can do at home with your child with dyscalculia

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As there are not enough tutors available for dyscalculia and generally the schools are not that well versed in remediation of dyscalculia, in our link for today a few suggestions by the understood organization on what to do with your child at home.

You can also get Dr Schreuder’s video series: “MomsTeachMath” that gives about 35 videos and lots of downloadable materials to work with your student.

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MathTalk

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No this is not about the practice to have the children talk to each other about math, this is about a tech tool that allows you to talk to your computer and have your computer write the algebra with all formulas etc.

Read all about it: HEREhttps://mathtalk.com/

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Careful webdesign for dyscalculia

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This research proposes an integrated learning platform using website that offers learning materials specific for dyscalculia children. The development methodology takes into account understanding the brain process in effort to help the children to overcome their disabilities. Evaluation results showed positive feedback among the users and will be continuously improved to ensure they have equal opportunities in learning.

Waiting eagerly for the site to go live.

Read all about it: HERE

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