Rekenrek all over the world

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Rekenrek, originally invented by the Dutch mathematician Adrian Treffers. Being native Dutch, Dr Schreuder is available to train you and your staff in the use of the Rekenrek in the classroom or when tutoring children.

Read all about it: HERE

Subtraction without regrouping

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Bringing math in your child’s life

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We all know how important it is to show your child that math is everywhere around you and not invented by their teacher to make their life difficult. Well in our link for today some tips on how to bring math in your child’s life by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) 

Read all about it: HERE

Shake a Stick at times tables

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From the UK a new approach to learn times tables. Times tables are important and there are many ways people try to teach them. This idea centers around a stick that they use to explain the tables and groups of multiplications that fit together. They also have a youtube channel to support the method. When you have tried many methods, here is just one extra you can try.

Read all about it: HERE

Do math apps really work?

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A very comprehensive review of math apps for small children with recommendations about design and content for parents and teachers to look out for.

part of their summary:

Overall, these results demonstrate that many
of the commercial educational apps for young
children that are categorised as ‘maths’, are not
necessarily reflective of best practices in app
content and design.
58 Can Maths Apps Add Value to Young Children’s Learning?
Most apps did not comprehensively capture
all areas of mathematical development,
nor did they adequately include features of
personalisation, such as explanatory feedback
and programmatic personalisation, which
this research has shown maximises children’s
outcomes in app-based learning. This
demonstrates the limited options for identifying
high-quality maths apps currently available for
parents and teachers and highlights the need
to improve the meaningful categorisation of
educational apps on the app stores to facilitate
parent and teacher choice.

Read all about it: HERE

After Sudoku now Hidato

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A wonderful way to be creative with numbers without having to do much calculations is the Hidato puzzle. In our link for today an explanation of what they are and a supply to try it yourself.

Read all about it: HERE

Brain game

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A student from Dundee has developed a great game that you can play in the classroom and that teaches children about neurodiversity.

It focuses on autism, ADHD, dyslexia, dyscalculia, neurological tic disorder, sensory processing disorder, epilepsy and dyspraxia.

Players compete against one another, answering questions about the neurodiverse conditions for the chance to move their counter ahead on the colourful board.

Keira designed the game as part of her final-year studies at Dundee University’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design.

Read all about it: HERE

Math on a stick | Learn from Minnesota

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The Minnesota state fair has a wonderful action for children to work with math. They can for example download a card or get one from a booth at the fair and fill the card with items they find that has the numbers it is asking for, like a dog has 4 legs, there are 20 carts on the ferris wheel etc. Wonderful idea, this can be used at school fairs, neigborhood parties, on vacation with your children. Options enough.

Read all about it: HERE

Math on Youtube

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The Abakcus blog has curated no less than 30 youtube channels about math. Not all great for people with dyscalculia but still nice resources to mention here.

Read all about it: HERE

Math in the meta

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Are you familiar yet with the METAVERSE, the online world that Mark Zuckerberg thinks we will all start using in a while?

Well Robert Kaplinsky got together with some math teachers and tried it out how a math lesson could be in the meta verse, to see their experiences and read the pros and cons they found click our link below.

Read all about it: HERE

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