We do not present you with the silver bullet today.
But a lot of research has been done over the years, see the links we shared HERE
We now know that people are different in how they walk, talk, write, sing, play, and …… learn
Just like the bikers in the Tour de France can now race faster due to newer insights, Just like the US Olympic team at the winter Olympics a while ago was hampered by the lack of research into their suits, so is a research-based approach for learning math the way to go.
One Size Fits All is never a great methodology, not for your t-shirt, not for your hat and not for the way your pupils learn.
With relatively few modifications you can achieve 80% of the results you will ever accomplish. If you go even more in-depth you can become an expert and achieve amazing results. Dyscalculia Services has coached pupils from continued failing grades to A grades, we have been able to get pupils accepted in the High school of their choice, we have made real differences in the lives of pupils.
There are three basic concepts that are important to remember.
- 1 People are blessed with five senses, use as many as possible to teach and create learning
- 2 Be Wary of Worksheets (they have three parts, preparation, work and review)
- 3 We don’t all run in the same pace, kids don’t learn in the same pace, adjust adjust adjust
If you always build your lesson plans with these three basics in mind, you will see measurable differences in your results.
It does not cost more time; it just requires coming at the issues from a slightly different side.
There are lots of methodologies on the market, “trouble with math” is a booming business!
Kumon, Huntington, Mathnasium, Sylvan learning, Tutordoctor, Omega learning, MagiKats, World of Maths and we can continue for a few pages.
All have in common that they do an entry test, and all have in common that they provide lesson packages for the parts of Math that has not been mastered. Some work with more experienced tutors, some work just with High School kids supervising homework classes.
We will focus on the positive first and emphasize that all extra attention for help and support with learning math is a plus.
Why these businesses are not the ideal solution for children with Dyscalculia is because they fail to go back far enough to ensure learning of the basics has been mastered before providing support with tomorrow’s homework and next week’s test.
If you want to know more about how you can become a Dyscalculia tutor, check out our Dyscalculia Tutor Training.