Children enjoy a long summer vacation and play a lot of
internet games on their own. Still they are on the lookout to have fun playing fun math and thinking
games with other kids or adults.
Did you know kidslose on average 10 weeks of math
knowledge over the summer? Usually referred to as the ‘Math Slide’. There are many fun filled math summer camps that
focus on math concepts using games and riddles instead of math facts. You can
take action at home too: keep the patterns, shapes and numbers going to make
sure kids love math. Enjoy playing board games, card games, dice, and domino
games. Kids love to discuss their best strategies and to keep score, a math
activity in itself.
You are not alone. about 4% to 6% of children will have a math learning disability or Dyscalculia. They will need all the help they can get to work on their math homework.
Specifically for parents in this situation we have recorded videos from Dr. Schreuder explaining how children learn, what good approaches will be and how to work successfully with the best manipulatives to give them that extra that they need.
Also included are about 150 pages of downloadable templates, activities and games. You can access this at MomsTeachMath.com (funny name but our experience is that indeed the Moms end up with the daily homework duties)
With the end of the school year rapidly approaching, we urge the parents to make sure you have all the resources in place to help your child when they are struggling with math.
You can make use of our Moms Teach Math video series (sorry for that name, Dads are also verv welcome to it) to be able to help your child with their home work and learn about manipulatives. When you think the math issues continue and there could be a math learning disability or Dyscalculia, make sure you get a diagnosis and plan for a meeting at school to give them accommodations so they can be successful like the other children who do not have learning issues.
Several easy ways to get a good view on what is going on
Our dyscalculia screener in the left navigation panel (free registration required) or our online Math and Dyscalculia Screening Test with a report emailed to you shortly after completing the test.
However you go about it, but remember this is the good moment to take action, we still have some months.
Dyscalculia is about as prevalent as Dyslexia but not as well known and much less diagnosed. People still shrug it off when they are “bad at math” and don’t worry too much about it although it can have major implications for further education options, job opportunities and just moving through life with ease.
This math learning disability is nearly as common as dyslexia, however it’s studied far less, understood far worse, and diagnosed inconsistently
Dr Schreuder is on a mission to increase the number of Dyscalculia Tutors. For this she has developed an online Dyscalculia Tutor Training and to celebrate the upcoming Holidays and Black Friday and Cyber Monday she is offering Promotional Pricing of 15% off the regular price for abundle that includes:
When your child is not doing very well in Math, please do not brush it off with “math is just not their thing” or “they will grow into it”.
Chances are that your child may have a Math Learning Disability or Dyscalculia. When your child does not start reading fast enough, don’t you take immediate action? You wouldn’t say “oh reading is not their thing”. No you would investigate and get help.
Likewise with falling behind in Math, you need to take action, get it assessed and get them the help they deserve.
Even when you are an adult and have always had trouble with math, there is something you can still do to change this. Get an assessment ( an easy quick start is at https://dyscalculiatesting.com ) and get helped to advance your career or just be more comfortable going through life that is increasingly made up of algorithms and numbers.
In the general population there is about one in fifteen people that have this learning disability but it is rather unknown and thus does not often get diagnosed at school yet.
Take action, make sure you know what is happening and if there is a reason to get further help.