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Executive Function: What Smart People Do Differently While Learning [Premium]

When researchers compared high IQ and average test subjects in a learning paradigm, the results were surprising. In some areas high IQ individuals work less, as might be expected by the idea that higher IQ people have more efficient brains for learning tasks, but in other areas, high IQ brains were working harder. When were […]
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Strategies for Addressing Math Mistakes [Premium]

Working memory mistakes in math include mistakes such as losing place in problems, errors due to missed steps or key information, and calculation errors like near-misses or reversed digits, directional errors, or procedural errors like errors of grouping or carrying. In the video below, teacher Leah Alcala shares how she decided to change how she […]
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MATH: The Problem with Word Problems

For dyslexic students, the problem with word problems isn’t just the fact that they have to be read without error – but that there are many aspects of the language commonly found in word problems that will frustrate many dyslexic students if they aren’t explicitly taught where confusions arise.

Here are just a few language-based […]

How Do Math-Talented Dyslexics Do Calculations? [PREMIUM]

Despite the suggestion that dyslexic students who are strong in math use a different approach for doing basic mathematical operations, it’s surprising how little formal research has been done to figure out how math-gifted dyslexic individuals do what they do.

At Georgetown University, neuroscience researchers were surprised to find

Ways to Keep Math Alive

With a little twist, card games like War and Go Fish can be used to help kids hold onto math facts and math manipulations over the summer. If War (higher card win) is too simple, then Subtraction War (figuring out the difference between two cards) might be just the right amount of […]

MATH: What Errors are Due to Dyslexia?

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, […]

HOW TO HELP WITH ALGEBRA: Positive and Negative Numbers

Math Tips for Dyslexia: Some students have difficulty using a number line because of right-left difficulties and the fact that there are some counter-intuitive principles when dealing with positive and negative numbers (the negative of a negative number is a positive).

What might make more intuitive sense is considering positive and negative numbers in terms […]

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