– New module for the Dyscalculia Tutor Training
– Math and Dyscalculia Screening Test improved
– Advent Calendar online
Exciting news from our Dyscalculia Tutor Training
We have finished a new Module: Dyscalculia Tutoring Geometry Concepts 1-4
This is now ready for enrollment.
To celebrate this launch and Small Business Saturday we have a coupon code for you for 15% off ending Monday December 2nd. Use coupon code: SBS (the coupon code will be applied in your final checkout)
Access the new Module HERE
Access the Dyscalculia Training Center with all available courses HERE
The completion of this module means that our Dyscalculia Tutor Training nears completion
In the training now available are:
Dyscalculia Tutor Training 1-1
Dyscalculia Tutoring Fractions, Decimals, and Percentages (module #1-2)
Dyscalculia Tutoring Algebra concepts in a visual way (module #1-3)
Dyscalculia Tutoring Geometry Concepts (modules #1-4)
We are working hard on the completion of our final module: Graphs, Charts, and Data Analysis (module #1-5)
Math and Dyscalculia Screening Test updated and improved
The navigation of the Math and Dyscalculia Screening Test has been dramatically improved.
In the new system you can still do a Math and Dyscalculia Screening Test and get a report emailed to you within a short period after finishing the Test.
Now you can make an account and get the Test resend to you.
Also you may now take a break as the Test will save your work at some points, wait until the system tells you it is ok to take a break.
With your account you can now order regular tests to see any improvement and have them all available to you in your account.
In the background we have improved and added more flexibility so that Dr Schreuder can send you custom tests of several modules.
As always, reduced prices exist for those who order more than 10 in any one year, email us for details.
You can access the new Math and Dyscalculia Screening Test at https://DyscalculiaTesting.com
2019 Advent Calendar online now
As last year we have a nice advent calendar for you to use with your students during the December month.
Access the calendar at Advent.DyscalculiaServices.com
Wishing you Happy Holidays and a Merry Christmas,
Looking forward to another year of creating awareness, communication, research and remediation of Dyscalculia.
Dr. Anneke Schreuder PhD
The summer is a great time to make sure your children are up to the challenges of the next school year and the Math they will encounter in their next grade.
Even if they did fine last year, it is important to keep those skills current over the summer months.
Do the Summer Math Assignment together with your child without giving the answers to see if there are any gaps in math facts knowledge or conceptual understanding. Check out your child’s school website to see which math program will be used next year and find the book in the library or download a starter chapter or ‘Get Ready’ chapter and go over that together with your child in the same way: don’t give the answers, but talk about what s/he already knows about these type of questions and how you could solve it. Use small objects (pennies, paperclips, buttons, Lego blocks etc.) to model the problem and solve by playing it out hands-on
Check for learning disabilities
Dyscalculia is the Math Learning Disability that often gets overlooked by teachers and parents. It is an inborn disability that makes it hard to do basic math. Make sure your children do not have any of the symptoms. Many children show the hallmark signs of a math LD for several years without being identified and having to go without help. You can check it with our free screener HERE (free registration required), or you can do the online Math and Dyscalculia Screening Test HERE, or you can contact us for a full Dyscalculia assessment.
Make sure you keep their math skills current with games and playful everyday life activities
During summer there is more time for building activities, so get out the blocks and Lego’s. Engage the children in talking about how much the shopping will add up to and ask to help you in adjusting measurements in recipes for more or less people. Talk about how many chores they need to do to get enough money for a desired item. Estimating is important too, so together make an estimate about the driving times related to the distance to sport facilities, camps, and your summer location and check it with the actual driving time. Keeping score and comparing scores in their favorite sport is another activity that shows math is useful and all around us. Also connecting with math in a fun, positive way can ease away any math anxiety.
Last, but not least, you can download our guide to prevent the summer slide HERE and regularly engage them in playful activities and games that will ensure they don’t lose the math skills they worked so hard for to acquire last year. Have fun with math!
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 kids lose 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)