Research into the specific learning disorder in mathematics, otherwise known as dyscalculia, suggests using manipulatives as often as possible and teaching concepts using multi-sensory methods. This is best teaching practise for all teaching in mathematics. Expensive equipment is not required, often items found around the home can be used. There are a number of websites with excellent ideas for multi-sensory maths instruction. A few links are below.
Multisensory instruction isn’t just for reading. It can also help kids who have trouble with math. The use of sight, touch, hearing, and movement can make it easier to understand what numbers and symbols represent. These multisensory techniques can help kids learn math. Click the image below.
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Multisensory instruction isn’t just for reading. It can also help kids who have trouble with math. The use of sight, touch, hearing, and movement can make it easier to understand what numbers and symbols represent. These 10 multisensory techniques can help kids learn math.
Ronit Bird offers more than 60 extra games (excluding the many possible variations). These games are free for anyone to use, but not to publish or otherwise disseminate.
Ronit Bird has a range of videos explaining different games you can play with your dyscalculic learner.
Great Teaching Resources for Dyslcalculia, including Dot Pattern Cards, Digit Cards, Fraction Cards, Number Tracks, Squared Paper
Maths U See is a sequenced mathematics program available to purchase through Maths Australia and it comes complete with manipulative equipment.
Speld SA have a page full of maths resources and games and ideas for using the resources provided. Resources include a Number Process Chart, Hundred Chart & Number line, Surefind Tables Chart, a handy article on 30+ things to do with a Hundred Chart and many more.
Maths Salamanders have developed free Math Grab Packs for students from Kindy up to Grade 5 in response to the sudden need for home learning resources. Each Math Grab Pack contains a number of PDF worksheets which cover age appropriate maths activities and topics.
Maths Mayhem each day Judy Hornigold will share a Maths activity on Twitter that the whole family can do together, ranging from Maths puzzles and problems to Maths Mysteries, Maths scavenger hunts and a sprinkling of Maths Magic too!
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