Math & Dyscalculia
Often referred to as dyscalculia, math-related learning disabilities are complex and require intervention by skillful teachers to help students achieve success. Weve gathered informative resources here for both parents and educators regarding learning disabilities in the area of mathematics.
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Models help promote mathematical thinking by facilitating an understanding of key concepts and mathematical structures. By seeing and moving objects, students engage their senses to better understand and reason with abstract concepts, or to make sense of — and solve — problems.
This article demonstrates how the number sense concept can offer a useful framework for conceptualizing interventions that will significantly enhance mathematics instruction for students with mathematical disabilities.
Children begin using their senses to recognize patterns and categorize things at a young age — skills that play an important role in early learning. This tip sheet provides some simple activities, as well as recommended books, that parents can use to help their kids build pattern recognition and categorization skills in science and math.
Mr. Self comes to teaching math to adolescents with learning disabilities from an unlikely route. He began in the business world. After his last child finished college he decided to follow his passion-teaching students to understand the concepts of math.
Dyxlexia expert Regina Richards offers some strategies that parents and teachers can use to offer students new and different ways to access math learning.
Teachers and tutors: The Access Center offers a way you can teach math to students with varying learning styles. You can use the concepts in this article to plan almost any of your lessons. You or your students can manipulate objects, display, state, or write. Learn how to teach division to your students who do not yet know subtraction or multiplication using the "Interactive Unit."
"Cooperative learning" (i.e., jigsaw, learning together, group investigation, student teams-achievement divisions, and teams-games-tournaments) is a generic term that is used to describe an instructional arrangement for teaching academic and collaborative skills to small, heterogeneous groups of students.
Help your students remember their math facts. Mnemonic instruction is particularly helpful for students with short term memory problems. Learn how to use three important strategies, key words, pegwords,and letters.
Dyscalculia is a learning disability that affects the brain's ability to process and understand the meaning of numbers. Learn about the symptoms and what can be done to help.
An expert explains how math disabilities are identified and how parents can work with teachers to help their kids.