MATH: What Errors are Due to Dyslexia? [Premium]

MATH: What Errors are Due to Dyslexia? [Premium]

Since Henry Winkler sat for a Geometry exam 8 TIMES before passing, one would hope that more progress has been made in understanding and anticipating what math difficulties arise with math problem solving, but few teachers (and perhaps fewer students!) receive explicit instruction in this area. Some of the math difficulties are due to language, but others are due to calculation errors, reversals, sequence, and direction, place value, as well as errors of verbal labeling and working memory which impact regrouping or carrying numbers. Miles and Miles have pointed out the confusion that results when dyslexic students are introduced to algebra. Math language is different from standard or conversational language. Ambiguous terms and symbols are best taught explicitly. For instance, Miles and Miles recommend explicitly […]

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