With many of the schools closed for either an extended Spring Break or even longer to fight the spread of the new virus, many parents find themselves challenged with providing some Math lessons for their children.
If you google you can find worksheets but explaining some of the concepts is a more difficult task. For this purpose, our sister site, MomsTeachMath, has an offer of 50% off (use coupon code: COVID-19) the video series with 35 videos with clear explanations and demonstrations, by Dr Schreuder, on how to explain Math to your elementary school child. It also features about 150 downloadable templates, games and resources to get started immediately.
If you are already familiar with Dyslexia, it is easier to understand the things that happen when you have Dyscalculia. Although they are very different, here is an overview of where you see how it affects people similarly.
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.
When you are selecting books to read to your kids at bedtime, consider a book that deals with numbers and calculations.
Children love to hear the same familiar story over and over and this adds to their memory of the numerical content.
Making and rereading their own Math Bedtime book is great (obviously you have gently aided in correcting any mistakes to prevent those taking root in your child’s memory). For our Number Walk and Bedtime Book activity go to the ‘Free Activities and Downloads’ menu.