Something many parents struggle with is to get their children in the right frame of mind for online learning.
This is all new for the children and their attention span can be limited or the distractions around the computer screen can be too intense and the teacher or tutor on the other side of the internet will have to work hard to get them to focus on the lessons.
Although it is written for children with ADHD, the guide that the ADDitude magazine gives will help everyone to get their child ready and make life in these pandemic times a bit better for all those involved.
In our link for today a great story about how math has a place in your regular life. This is why it is important to remediate dyscalculia as best you can. Here is the problem you can solve by using math, read the story in the link for the solution:
You are the HR manager of a company and need to hire the best secretary out of a given number N of candidates. You can interview them one by one, in random order. However, the decision of appointing or rejecting a particular applicant must be taken immediately after the interview. If nobody has been accepted before the end, the last candidate is chosen. What strategy do you use to maximize the chances to hire the best applicant?
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
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