Empowering Numerical Understanding in Children with Dyscalculia: Unveiling the Number Shape System
Dyslexia UK » Dyscalculia & Numeracy
by Keir Williams
3d ago
For parents of children grappling with dyscalculia, the quest for effective and innovative ways to teach numbers can be a formidable challenge. This blog aims to be a beacon of support, providing parents with a practical, engaging, and compassionate approach to nurturing their children with dyscalculia. Emphasizing the significance of visual learning and creative engagement in numeracy education, we introduce the Number Shape System as a unique memory technique to make numerical concepts more accessible and memorable. Dyscalculia, a learning difficulty affecting numerical understanding, goes b ..read more
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SEN Legislation and statutory requirements
Dyslexia UK » Dyscalculia & Numeracy
by Keir Williams
5M ago
Supporting students with Special Educational Needs (SEN) is an essential part of ensuring that everyone has an equal opportunity to access education and thrive in their learning environment. In the UK, there are various pieces of legislation and statutory requirements that employers and education providers must follow to ensure that students with SEN receive appropriate support. The Equality Act 2010 is the key piece of legislation that underpins all other laws and regulations relating to people with disabilities, including those with special educational needs. The Act states that organisation ..read more
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Top 12 Christmas Family Board Games for children with Dyslexia or Dyscalculia
Dyslexia UK » Dyscalculia & Numeracy
by Keir Williams
5M ago
It’s that time of the year again! With the festive season approaching, finding the perfect Christmas boardgame can be a challenge, especially if you’re looking for something that’s both fun and educational for a child with dyslexia or dyscalculia. Fortunately, the Dyslexia UK shop has a range of wonderful games tailored to help children hone their skills. Here are our Top 12 Christmas picks for board games for children with dyslexia or dyscalculia. Bananagrams Unleash a world of wordplay with Bananagrams, a dynamic letter tile game that’s as educational as it is entertaining. Housed in a quirk ..read more
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Top 10 Christmas Presents for a Teenager with Dyslexia or Dyscalculia
Dyslexia UK » Dyscalculia & Numeracy
by Keir Williams
5M ago
The festive season is upon us! As the holidays draw near, the quest for the ideal Christmas gift becomes paramount, particularly when seeking something both entertaining and instructive for a child with dyslexia or dyscalculia. Luckily, the Dyslexia UK store offers an array of games and tools designed to enhance children’s abilities. Here’s our selection of the top 10 Christmas gifts for Secondary-aged children grappling with dyslexia or dyscalculia. Rummikub Classic   Rummikub is not just a game; it’s a tool for honing cognitive skills, strategic acumen, and pattern recognition. Players ..read more
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Maths anxiety and dyscalculia
Dyslexia UK » Dyscalculia & Numeracy
by Keir Williams
9M ago
This blog explores maths learning difficulties including maths anxiety and dyscalculia. Maths anxiety and dyscalculia are two related but distinct conditions that can affect individuals’ ability to learn and perform mathematical tasks. Maths anxiety refers to feelings of fear, nervousness, or discomfort when faced with mathematical tasks or situations, while dyscalculia is a specific learning disorder that affects an individual’s ability to perform mathematical operations. Dyscalculia Dyscalculia is a specific learning disorder that affects an individual’s ability to perform mathematical opera ..read more
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Learning times tables – part 2
Dyslexia UK » Dyscalculia & Numeracy
by Keir Williams
10M ago
Times tables are a fundamental aspect of mathematics that can greatly affect a person’s ability to solve daily math problems. However, individuals with dyslexia and/or dyscalculia often struggle with learning and recalling times tables, which puts them at a disadvantage compared to their peers who have a greater fluency in this area. In the second part of this two part blog post, we will investigate some strategies that can support these learners in their times table learning journey. The 3-step CAP approach The examples above have used a 3 stage approach to develop a conceptual understanding ..read more
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Learning times tables
Dyslexia UK » Dyscalculia & Numeracy
by Keir Williams
10M ago
Times tables are a fundamental aspect of mathematics that can greatly affect a person’s ability to solve daily math problems. However, individuals with dyslexia and/or dyscalculia often struggle with learning and recalling times tables, which puts them at a disadvantage compared to their peers who have a greater fluency in this area. In this two part blog post, we will investigate the reasons behind this difficulty and explore some strategies that can support these learners in their times table learning journey. When it comes to learning times tables, several skills are required, such as autom ..read more
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Numeracy difficulties in adulthood
Dyslexia UK » Dyscalculia & Numeracy
by Keir Williams
1y ago
Unlike with admitting a reading difficulty, there is not so much of a stigma with admitting a difficulty in working with numbers. However, when so many people exaggerate their own difficulties, it can depreciate or belittle those who have genuine, fundamental difficulties in understanding mathematical concepts. Difficulties in understanding maths may have many different origins, such as schooling issues including periods of absence or poor teaching, maths anxiety, working memory difficulties etc. More recently dyscalculia has come to the fore as (mislabelled) ‘dyslexia for maths’. Although eve ..read more
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Gamifying maths learning – Dyscalculia and Maths anxiety – Part 2
Dyslexia UK » Dyscalculia & Numeracy
by Keir Williams
1y ago
Many people have difficulty with maths. Frequently, people with dyslexia or ADHD have co-occurring difficulties including dyscalculia, which is a specific difficulty in processing number based concepts and in using basic numeracy skills. This may include: Difficulties in recognising that four pens is the same as the number four Have difficulty with concepts such as addition, subtraction etc Have difficulty estimating numbers Have difficulty in time keeping, estimating the time and in telling the time using an analogue clock Make simple errors in their numeracy work, frequently due to forgetti ..read more
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Gamifying maths learning – Dyscalculia and Maths anxiety – Part 1
Dyslexia UK » Dyscalculia & Numeracy
by Keir Williams
1y ago
Many people have difficulty with maths. Frequently, people with dyslexia or ADHD have co-occurring difficulties including dyscalculia, which is a specific difficulty in processing number based concepts and in using basic numeracy skills. This may include: Difficulties in recognising that four pens is the same as the number four Have difficulty with concepts such as addition, subtraction etc Have difficulty estimating numbers Have difficulty in time keeping, estimating the time and in telling the time using an analogue clock Make simple errors in their numeracy work, frequently due to forgetti ..read more
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