Demystifying Math Word Problems: Book Review
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2y ago
By Kathy Kuhl, a preview of Math Word Problems from Literature Word problems should be the most practical part of math, answering the perennial question, “What good is this?” Yet they are often the most hated math. Why? Students don’t know how to solve them. So Denise Gaskins has written an expanded and updated version of Math Word Problems in Literature. Denise understands that students and many parents don’t get how to apply math. So she offers practical tools and examples with solutions. What’s inside? In Math Word Problems in Literature and the optional companion workbook, Denise ..read more
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Math teaching strategies that work: Marilyn Zecher’s Multisensory Math
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2y ago
by Kathy Kuhl     As I teach parents how to teach math better, I’ve wished everyone could learn from the expert who taught me Multisensory math, Marilyn Zecher. And you can! Marilyn has offers recorded webinars and workshops teaching her Multisensory Math Approach. It’s easy to create a free account there and have a look. She’s a great teacher, insightful and enjoyable. Who is Marilyn Zecher, creator of Multisensory Math Online? “Marilyn Zecher, M.A., CALT is a specialist in applying multisensory strategies to a variety of content areas and study skills. A frequent speaker at nationa ..read more
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Helping students who struggle with math, part 2
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2y ago
By Kathy Kuhl     Does your child struggle with math? Last time I discussed how handwriting struggles or attitudes of fear, discouragement, or despair can keep your child or teen from learning math. (Visit that post.) Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash. Today let’s look at three other ways students struggle–and how to help! 3. Develop their Sense of Number Some children suffer from a poor sense of number. Does your son understand that “four” means this many (****) means “4”? Can your daughter look at three-fourths of a circle and see whether it is more or less than half? If your stu ..read more
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Helping students who struggle with math, part 1
Learn Differently » Dyscalculia
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2y ago
By Kathy Kuhl    Most adults know how it feels to struggle with math. But some children feel hopelessness about math every single day. They may struggle for many reasons: fine motor difficulty, poor sense of number, language-based learning disabilities, trouble remembering, fear, or discouragement. But new developments in neuroscience help us understand the difficulties. Math instruction experts such as Christopher Woodin of the Landmark School and Marilyn Zecher of the Atlantic Seaboard Dyslexia Education Center (ASDEC) have applied the Orton-Gillingham principles, which help teach ..read more
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