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Mathematical Talent and the Timed Arithmetic Test

Mathematical Talent and the Timed Arithmetic Test | Dyscalculia & Dyslexia | Scoop.it

Traditional curriculums place too much significant on the speed of retrieving basic math facts and simple calculations. We need to emphasize math problem solving skills more...

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Excerpt: "But why do some mathematically talented children, who perform exceptionally well in untimed situations, have difficulty with timed arithmetic tests? More importantly, how can we help these kids?


A good first step may be to let these children know that their intelligence is not in doubt because such tests are hardly good indicators of mathematical ability. Rather their primary aim is to measure how many facts a student can recall correctly within a finite period. After all, a student who can memorize and regurgitate math facts is not necessarily able to understand the reasoning behind those facts. Further exacerbating the issue of speed is the fact that in answering an individual problem a student begins by reading the problem and ends by writing the answer..."


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Why Children Get Math Problems Wrong - Research

Why Children Get Math Problems Wrong - Research | Dyscalculia & Dyslexia | Scoop.it

Research paper studying the different contributions to math disability - are the problems due to math fact errors (more common among students with dyscalculia), procedural errors (borrowing or carrying, smaller from larger), visual-spatial (column problems, miswriting), or switch mistakes? 


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Hands-on Math Activities

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For preschool and elementary math, check out these ideas for homemade math manipulatives for simple math, skip counting, fractions, and more.


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Lou Salza's curator insight, March 17, 2013 1:20 PM

I was looking for materials for my grand-daughter and found this very cool site on Drs. Eide's Scoop.It page!

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Mathematics for Dyslexics: Including Dyscalculia

Great resource for teaching math fundamentals to students with dyslexia and dyscalculia. The book is loaded here, though it is a bit difficult to scroll in this format, it has many valuable tips and suggestions. Chapters range from number concepts to fractions, decimals, percentage, and time.

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Anne Matheson's curator insight, May 6, 2013 4:39 AM

Looking forward to checking out the book.

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Six Scaffolding Strategies to Use with Students

Six Scaffolding Strategies to Use with Students | Dyscalculia & Dyslexia | Scoop.it

Scaffolding can work for teaching any complex subject, but it certainly applies to math. Especially with math, it is often very important when introducing a new procedure to provide an example of what kind of question the procedure is used for, then proceeding through the steps - talking aloud as much as possible. Tips #4-6 are also very important for many dyslexic students - pre-teaching vocabulary, using visual aids, then providing plenty of time to pause, ask questions, pause, then review.

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Dyscalculia: From Math Hopeless to Math Expert - Dyslexic Advantage

Dyscalculia: From Math Hopeless to Math Expert - Dyslexic Advantage | Dyscalculia & Dyslexia | Scoop.it

Adult with dyscalculia describes how he learned math through applications


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Dyslexic PhD: Teaching Math Without Words - Dyslexic Advantage

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Dyslexic Co-Founder of the MIND Research Institute, Matthew Peterson develops a visual math program that increases math performance 3-fold at Orange County sch…...
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Dyscalculia - Help for Math and Dyslexia

Helpful guidebook to support dyslexic learners with dyscalculia (math disability).

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The Most Common Mistakes in Elementary Math

The Most Common Mistakes in Elementary Math | Dyscalculia & Dyslexia | Scoop.it

The most common mistakes in elementary school math include basic math facts, carrying and regrouping, ignoring place value, and reading comprehension problems in word problems. Analyzing math mistakes is always a good idea because most students seem to make the same mistakes so that recognizing the pattern can boost overall math performance. 


The most common pattern in dyslexia is difficulty with basic math facts, but generally good math problem solving. In some students, just an option to use a calculator can move a student from the bottom of the class to the top.


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New movie on Dyscalculia - English subtitles

New movie on Dyscalculia - English subtitles | Dyscalculia & Dyslexia | Scoop.it

New dyscalculia film from the University of Ghent in the Netherlands (English subtitles). What the filmmaker captures well is what how different one perceives school and education if you do or don't have dyscalculia. See more here.

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Multiplication Math Mnemonics

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Memorize in Minutes : Times Tables is an ideal math facts program for strong personal memory and novelty learners. Being able to personalize numbers using stories and cartoons helps numbers to 'stick' in memory, greating reducing working memory demands while working math problems.

Mnemonics are usually best as a first step - children still benefit from having a general sense of quantity for instance - but there's not doubt mnemonics can help dramatically for students who may be drowning in math classes


Students using mnemonics also usually benefit from working 'open book', working with correctly solved problems in view, and acronyms for procedural steps (like DMSB - Does McDonald's Sell Burgers - for long division: divide, multiply, subtract, bring down).

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Visual Fractions and Telling Time

Thanks Christopher Woodin from Landmark School for these part-to-whole diagram ideas that are useful for teaching fractions and telling time.

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Visual Math Animations for High School

Visual Math Animations for High School | Dyscalculia & Dyslexia | Scoop.it

Simple visual illustrations (animations and pictures) of math relationships - for Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, and Calculus

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Math Support for Dyslexic Students

Prof. Trott share some tips for helping dyslexic students with math: memory hooks, flow diagrams, colored pens, formula card...

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Dyslexia Help: Math and Word Problems - Dyslexic Advantage

Dyslexia Help: Math and Word Problems - Dyslexic Advantage | Dyscalculia & Dyslexia | Scoop.it
 
Many dyslexic students excel in math problem solving, but struggle with automatic retrieval of math facts or the language demands of word problems.
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The Dyscalculia Forum

The Dyscalculia Forum | Dyscalculia & Dyslexia | Scoop.it

International forum for dyscalculics, teachers and parents interested in dyscalculia or "math dyslexia".


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