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 your student(s) have been struggling with math it could be Dyscalculia.
Let’s not wait too long and provide the support they need and deserve.
To learn more about Dyscalculia you can:
Watch our Free Webinars
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Do our Dyscalculia Awareness Course
Become a Dyscalculia Tutor with our online Training
Contact us for more or different support
DrSchreuder@dyscalculiaservices.com tel: 832-377-8373
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.
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!
|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|
|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|