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## How to Not Go Crazy from Fractions and Decimals [Premium]

Fractions and decimals can drive a lot of us crazy. After learning "big" or "long numbers" are larger, suddenly fractions and decimals come along to flip these assumptions upside-down.   For dyslexic students, care must be taken at the first step of understanding...

"Then a strange thing happened. The more I started thinking about what we were studying, the easier it was to remember the facts. Facts began to stick in my head — and I didn’t even have to try to make it happen..." — Don Johnston, CEO   After using Don...

## Mind Mapping Math

Fractions can be confusing. Some students are confused by the new terminology that comes with fractions (numerator, denominator), while others are confused because they seem to have different principles from those learned from whole numbers. Numbers that "get bigger"...

## Recovering from Pandemic Loss

Numbers are starting to trickle in from February testing and the good news is that things are beginning to recover, but younger grades are behind more than older children.   The numbers below are all students, without dyslexic students studied separately, but if...

## From High School Drop-Out to VP of Engineering [Premium]

There are some people who are so insightful into their cognitive processes that talking to them is pure gold. Gary MacGregor is one of those people - he's a VP of an electronic device company and recent PhD recipient from the University of Texas at Austin. He has a...

## Math Strategies Instead of Drill [Premium]

In the many years Brock and I spent testing and listening to dyslexic students at every level of education, we often heard first hand accounts of how they learned how to tackle difficult subjects and bypass school-related challenges. As research studies bear out (for...

## How Not to Learn to Read aka Death by Worksheets [Premium]

Daniel Shanahan recently recounted his discussion with a principal about his school curriculum. His students were under-performing and he assured Daniel that students were receiving plenty of instruction in phonics and fluency.   When he looked at the teacher's...

## Visual Notes for Understanding: Science [Premium]

Note-taking may be a lifelong difficulty for most dyslexics. In one survey of 17 universities in the United Kingdom (HERE), 78% reported difficulties with taking notes compared to 47% reporting reading difficulties. The reason for note-taking difficulties are several...

## The Highs and Lows of Remote Learning

"I don’t know how I’ll get through this. I know I must, but I am beyond exhausted." - a parent, APM Reports "What did we do to deserve this torture?" - a student about I-Ready   By now, many school children and university students around the world have had some...

## MATH: Learning Through Examples, Not Repetition and Drill [Premium]

“… children with dyslexia, because of disruption to left hemisphere language area, use a less optimal route for retrieval-base arithmetic, engaging right hemisphere parietal regions typically used by good readers for procedural-based arithmetic.” — Evans et al, 2014     TEACH MATH TO DYSLEXIC STUDENTS THROUGH STRENGTHS It was a research group at Georgetown University […]

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## Getting a Sense for Numbers [Premium]

For many, math is a somewhat mysterious subject. From an early age, some students may stand out from others in their mathematical ability whereas others don't and some may seem to have bewildering difficulty with even basic aspects of numbers and math quantity. The...

## Rapid Automatized Naming (RAN) and Its Impact on Dyslexia [Premium]

"Substantial evidence shows that dyslexic readers have problems with rapid naming of visual items. Early research assumed that this was a consequence of phonological processing deficits, but recent findings suggest that non-phonological processes may lie at the root...