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MATH: When Words Get In the Way

From Miles and Miles’ wonderful Dyslexia and Mathematics book:

Here is an example of a dyslexic student’s sharing of how she becomes confused by what a teacher is saying. The capital letters indicate words that required her to stop and think.

Teacher:

“We are going to TAKE 25 FROM 61. WRITE DOWN 61 first (I sometimes wrote […]

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ISSUE 15 of Dyslexic Advantage PREMIUM
Article include: Scientist and World Philanthropist Sir Ray Avery
How I Got My Job in Logistics
Planning for the Future – What Tests Show and Don’t Show
Creativity Boost – Quick Way to Gete It
Testing for Dyslexia
Choosing Tests
Processing Speed and Writing
How to Test & Grade the Dyslexia-Friendly Way
Gifted with ADD
Teaching Algebra with […]

A CHAT WITH MATH AND VISUALIZATION EXPERT JENNIFER PLOSZ

Today, I had a great conversation with Jennifer Plosz, a math teacher currently at the University of Calgary School of Education who is also a talented visualization expert and is dyslexic.

She had recently been in touch with Dr. Manuel Casanova, the neuropathologist who made the interesting discovery that the minicolumn organization in the brain […]

Dyslexic Advantage Premium Magazine Issue 12

Dyslexic Advantage Premium Issue 12 Dyslexia: The TWenty-Something Years How I Got My Job: Non-Profit Executive Director Research: Effect of Classroom Culture on Reading Performance Bridging the Gap: Reading Long Words Dyslexia: Sequential vs. Spatial Teaching Geography, Earth, Ocean, and climate Science to Dyslexic STudents Memory: Why Drill Can Kill and What to Do Instead […]

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Memory: Why Drill Can Kill – and What to Do Instead [Premium]

It would almost seem without question that repetition should be helpful for learning, but researchers have found that if  repetitions are too much and too long (longer than 10 seconds in one paradigm), further repetition caused poorer memory and word retrieval rather than better! From one of the papers below: “Both Experiments 1 and 2 demonstrated a […]

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By |November 9th, 2016|Categories: Brain, Math, Strategies, Teachers, Teaching|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Memory: Why Drill Can Kill – and What to Do Instead [Premium]

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The Fight over Rote Math

 If you think you’ve been hearing conflicting information about rote math in the news or from schools, you’re absolutely right. The fight is spilling over into educational policy makers and makers of standardized tests such as the College Board. For dyslexic and dyscalculic students the risk is of being caught in the middle.

This past […]

Math and Dyslexia: Dyslexic Advantage Talks to Stanford & Georgetown Experts Tanya Evans and Michael Ullman

   

Last week, I had a chance to chat with Stanford’s Tanya Evans and Georgetown’s Michael Ullman about their recent research paper about procedural learning and math.

In their paper, their definition of procedural learning relates to the type of learning that requires practice…so much of the early steps of doing mathematical calculations would presumably fall […]

By |October 31st, 2016|Categories: Brain, Dyscalculia, dyslexia, Math, Research|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Math and Dyslexia: Dyslexic Advantage Talks to Stanford & Georgetown Experts Tanya Evans and Michael Ullman

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Math Strategies for Arithmetic – Number Flexibility

“Everybody could rock through their multiplication tables and I could do my ones and my twos and my zeros and my tens, and that was about it.” – Jack Laws, naturalist

I’ve been enjoying a book, Mathematical Mindsets written by Stanford Professor Jo Boaler.

It’s great stuff. She’ll help a lot of dyslexic students if they […]

By |October 10th, 2016|Categories: Dyscalculia, dyslexia, Math, Teachers, Teaching|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Math Strategies for Arithmetic – Number Flexibility

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Issue NINE Dyslexic Advantage Premium – Middle School Issue [Premium]

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Understanding Processing Speed
Dyslexia and Middle School
Examples of Dysgraphia
Tips for D
One of America’s Most Prolific Designers
Dyslexia for Teachers in 5 Minutes
Archeology – Profession of Dyslexics?
Teaching Science to Students with Dyslexia
Interactive Word Walls
Math Journal Club: Fractions
Pick Classes Like a Pro
Harry Potter Actor and Understanding Dyspraxia

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By |September 9th, 2016|Categories: Being Dyslexic, Dysgraphia, Dyspraxia, Learning, Math, Science, Teachers, Technology||Comments Off on Issue NINE Dyslexic Advantage Premium – Middle School Issue [Premium]

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Math Journal Club: Strategic Instruction for Fractions

This past week, researchers published an interesting study that suggested that students should receive explicit instructions about why certain approaches are chosen for certain types of math programs. As it turns out, studies of  strategic math instruction seems to especially benefit students with “learning disabilities.”

This approach should be valuable to students with dyslexia because rather than […]

By |August 30th, 2016|Categories: Dyscalculia, dyslexia, Math, RTI, Strategies, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Math Journal Club: Strategic Instruction for Fractions

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Understanding Processing Speed and Dyslexia

When families come together to discuss test scores, no group of scores surprises them as much as “Processing Speed.”

Processing Speed scores on psychometric exams might mean Coding and Symbol Search scores on the WISC intelligence exams or Visual Matching and Paired Cancellation on the Woodcock Johnson.

Processing Speed scores on these subtests are typically lower […]

Tips for Supporting a Student with Dyscalculia – Steve Chinn

Thanks Steve Chinn of Maths Explained for this post.

Steve also has several books with practical strategies to help with math and dyscalculia. There’s The Trouble with Maths and an eagerly awaited Mathematics for Dyslexics and Dyscalculics – 4th Edition which is now available on pre-order! Thanks, Steve!

Tip 1. Watch and listen.

Tip 2. Be empathetic (especially […]

Math Tips: Teaching Place Value [Premium]

“Many problems that appear in later numeracy can be traced back to a lack of understanding of place value. It therefore needs careful attention, particularly when zeros are involved.” – Chinn & Ashcroft, Mathematics for Dyslexics

Place value may be covered quite quickly in a student’s first math lessons, but for the dyslexic student, who […]

By |July 12th, 2016|Categories: Dyscalculia, dyslexia, Math|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Math Tips: Teaching Place Value [Premium]

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Dyslexic MIND Issue 7 – Dyslexic Advantage Premium

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Dyslexic MINDS Wired for Innovation
Exclusive Webinar – Unleash Writing with Dr. Nicole Swedberg
Ocean Explorer Robert Ballard
Dyslexia and IQ – What You Need to Know
Executive Function
Dyslexia and College Videos
Could Dyslexia and Dysgraphia […]

June Dyslexic Advantage Magazine

Check out our latest Dyslexic Advantage Magazine:
Highlights include Fathers, Visual Storyboarding with Film Director Scorsese, Visual Talent of Dyslexics, Math Insights, Encouraging Writing, Latest Research and News, and Free Resources for parents, teachers, and tutors.

We’ll attach the pdf file below, but because the digital magazine is interactive, it’s easier to watch with all the […]

The Beauty of Guessing

I’ve been away from the blog a bit because we’re finishing articles for our Premium magazine this month and I’ve been buried in articles about visual spatial learning and preferred learning strategies of boys.

Now I know that it’s pretty common for the practice of ‘guessing’ to get a pretty bad rap in the context […]

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