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- 1. Teaching maths to dyslexic children and adults Anne ReesCentre Principal, Dyslexia Action Cymru arees@dyslexiaaction.org.uk
- 2. Does maths matter? maths skills equivalent to GCSE other adults new jobs requiring maths skills
- 3. What makes maths difficult? Scalene, isosceles, perpendicula r, equilateral, pi, obtuse, cosine, sine, tangent, numerator, deno minator….
- 4. Typical dyslexic difficulties• Language• Memory weaknesses – LTM, STM, WM• Processing speed• Left-right orientation• Sequencing difficulties• Visual & spatial awareness• Literacy skills
- 5. Attention Deficit Disorder Attention, Concentration Planning and regulating SpatialDyslexia Words, sounds, Memory and awareness, Motor skills and co- Dyspraxia sequencing ordination Interpretation in context Social significance Autistic Spectrum Disorders
- 6. Maths anxiety
- 7. Contrasts in maths learning
- 8. Maths learning style
- 9. We need to help learnersuse numbers flexibly and to think about mathematical concepts.They need to ‘play’ with numbers and develop ‘number sense’
- 10. Concrete materials
- 11. Cuisenaire rods Stern materialsBase 10/Dienes Blocks Unifix cubes Numicon
- 12. Slavonic abacushttp://www.autopresseducation.co.uk
- 13. Counting1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1010 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 3 6 9 12 15 25 30 35 40 18 16 14 12
- 14. Avoid the ‘counting trap’
- 15. SubitisingUse number patterns visual images ofnumbers
- 16. Estimating
- 17. Place value8+7=
- 18. Number bonds & components Key facts 1+7 1+1=2 7+1 2+6 2+2=4 8 3+5 6+2 3+3=6 4+4=8 5+3 4+4 5 + 5 = 10 1+2=3 2+3=5 3+4=7 4+5=9
- 19. Addition Derived Known facts Count factsCount onall
- 20. Subtraction Use knownCount all Count back Count up facts
- 21. Multiplication tables
- 22. Time
- 23. Adult maths learners
- 24. Activities
- 25. Assessment• Emerson & Babtie, 2010,The Dyscalculia Assessment, London: Continuum• Chinn, 2012, More Trouble with Maths, Abingdon: Routledge• DIMP• WRAT 4, WIAT III• Hodder Tests & GL Assessment have variety of maths tests
- 26. Apps• Calculators e.g. • Count on it (Slavonic Soulver, digits, talkin abacus) g calculators • Math bingo• Numberbonds • Wings• I say you say • King of math (number bonds) • Telling time• Hungry fish • Fishy numbers• Zoom

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