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Children learn by doing

Research in education tells us over and over that hands on activities have more impact than verbal or written explanations alone. Simple manipulatives and pictures are used as key elements to illustrate math concepts.

Download our free guidelines and templates for games, outright playful and more serious activities to develop the math centers in your children’s brain. There are sample activities to develop number sense, visuo-spatial activities and templates. Have fun!

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Number sense activities              Math concept                          
Rules of Thumb General approach for teaching your child
Number walk and Bedtime book Learning number words, counting, one to one relationship, starting with the numerals
Take a guess before you count Subitizing, small quantity estimation, quantity comparison
Learning to count on the kitchen tiles Counting up and counting down, numerals
First, Second, and Third place Play a game to learn the cardinal numbers
Number cards counting and sorting activity  NEW Counting by ones and tens, and sorting by tens
Number-line addition and subtraction Number-line, distance, counting, skip counting, addition, subtraction
On the Double Introducing the concept of multiplication by doubling
Conquer the Multiplication Tables Basic understanding of the multiplication tables till ten
Help with fractions Help your child to grasp the concept of fractions
Understanding fractions and Fractions Booklet Explanation how to make the most of the Fractions Booklet
Fractions Booklet My fractions book: whole and parts, add and subtract like parts
Fraction Notation activities and cards NEW Understanding Fraction notation and concepts
Cross out cross-multiplication Prevent confusion with cross-multiplication by showing all steps
Visuo-spatial activities  Math concept 
Symmetry activity: looking left and right Symmetry drawings: sizes and shapes, line of symmetry, symmetrical shape
Ruler number sense activity NEW Estimating size of numbers
Thinking about Area by folding Fold to divide an area in similar parts, area is width times length
Pegboards Copy patterns and shapes
Patterns from concrete to abstract From patterns with concrete objects to number patterns
Templates  Math concept
Counting place-mat  Counting to five
Number-bonds place-mat   Number-bonds to ten
Number cards    Color coded number cards 1 – 100
Base ten template  Ones, tens, hundreds
Domino Doubles cards  Learning the Doubles from 0 – 9




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Activities and Downloads


Children learn by doing

Research in education tells us over and over that hands on activities have more impact than verbal or written explanations alone.

Inexpensive manipulatives and pictures are used as key elements to illustrate math concepts. 

The connection with your child’s everyday life experience makes it all sink in. Safely anchored in his memory, the information can be retrieved and applied in future situations. 

Download our free guidelines and templates for games, outright playful and more serious activities to develop the math centers in your child’s/childrens brain. Have fun!

Please register for free.

We never share your information with any other organization, see our Terms and Conditions – Privacy Policy.

Dyscalculia often combined with ADHD, dyslexia, and dysgraphia

1. ADHD 

Many students with dyscalculia or Math LD also have ADD / ADHD.

In fact, new research mentions that inattentiveness is likely one of the underlying conditions in developing dyscalculia.
So it makes sense to implement the usual strategies that teachers know to be effective for ADD / ADHD to make sure your student(s) with math difficulties and dyscalculia can benefit the most of your lessons.

Minimizing distractions, the students’ location in the classroom, a quiet spot for individual work, a short interval between doing the math work and getting feedback, a clear method for self monitoring of being on task, a token reward system, and frequent breaks with some movement can all contribute to success.

2. Dyslexia

Students with dyslexia struggle to learn to read, their reading is slow and/or has a lot of errors and comprehension is often lacking. Most dyslexic children have a hard time with spelling. Contrary to general belief dyslexia does not start at the age of learning to read, but dyslexic children are born with a different brain structure and function. This hampers phonological awareness, the processing of single sounds that make up words. Recognizing rhyme, blending and segmenting words and syllables into single sounds is really hard for them. This ability is one of the precursors for learning to read and spell. Screening in KG and 1st grade will open the opportunity for early detection and intervention. Intensive structured phonics methods make the most effective intervention.

Dyslexia and dyscalculia are often combined (some articles mention in up to 30%). It is important to remediate the reading in order to be successful in math, in particular when doing word problems.

3. Dysgraphia

Dysgraphia is tied in with visuo-spatial abilities, one of the cornerstones in learning math. So it is to be expect that many dysgraphic students are struggling with math. It is obvious they need extra time for any written math work and for tests.

Using a tablet/laptop can be a blessing in language classes, but typing number sentences and formulas is cumbersome. Graph paper can help students with handwriting problems: each numeral and sign goes in a separate square and becomes more legible. Calculations are aligned and you can quickly spot an error and offer a targeted explanation.

Multiple Choice tests / quizzes do not ask for a written response so students can more easily show their math achievements. Please remember to provide square paper on the side to prevent the student being forced to scribble in the irregular shaped margins that are left open between the mc-questions.