REVIEWED BY NUMBERDYSLEXIA’S MEDICAL REVIEW PANEL ON SEPTEMBER 06, 2020 “Activities that are freely chosen and directed by children and arise from intrinsic motivation” – Miller and Almon (2006). This line extracted from a research summary on play and learning, The Power of Play, defines the play in a very comprehensive manner. It shows that children love … Read more How toys can improve the cognitive skills of a 2-year old?
I have seen many teachers struggling with the process of establishing a connection with the students. They find it challenging to reach the students mentally and to bring them on to go further beyond rote learning. The ideal situation is achieved when a student gets to learn the concepts in the way a teacher intends … Read more Strategies to implement Number Talks effectively and its benefits
For this post, our area of focus will only be decimal manipulatives. Although fraction is directly related but that will focus of our upcoming posts as I am focusing this post for all the age groups rather than senior years of school. So, here is the curated list of 5 really cool decimal manipulatives for learning.
Orton Gillingham is is widely regarded teaching approach designed for struggling readers, such as in case of dyslexia. Named after reading and language pioneers, Samuel Torrey Orton (1879-1948) and Anna Gillingham (1878-1963) , Orton Gillingham approach focuses on teaching connections between letters and sounds. Our major audience involves the ones that are struggling in maths, so we are often … Read more Learning orton gillingham approach for maths
Number sense relates to our understanding of numbers and ability to manipulate them. It is because of our number sense skills that makes us aware of how big a number is in terms of units or any other quantity. Number sense is one of the reason behind our ability to compare two numbers or mathematical … Read more Top 8 number sense tricks to practice regularly
Abacus is considered one of the important tools to promote mental math abilities in early learners. For those unaware, Abacus is a manual aid to calculating that consists of beads or disks that can be moved up and down on a series of sticks or strings within a usually wooden frame. It is considered one of the … Read more Abacus Formula: Big Friend & Small Friend Explained [Pdf]
We always supported the concept of adapting a new learning process in case of learning disorders such as dyslexia and dyscalculia. Focus should be on concretizing the basic concepts in mind first. It will be a building block for understanding arithmetic in later years. Even if that means starting from level zero. It will gradually … Read more 7 games for learning number line concept 
Algebra constitutes a major part of math curriculum, specially in high school and middle school. It forms a crucial base for several equations and operations to be dealt later in higher studies. Hence, it becomes important to get a good grip of it in early phases of learning. For students with learning disorders such as … Read more 5 examples to understand algebra tiles easily
You probably know about the blending boards. The tool that is widely used for creating multi-coloured rolags for spinning. But, are you aware of its use for learning phonics fluency? Sounds absurd, but bear with us because we aren’t lying. Some professionals in the special education industry have repurposed the blending board for the good … Read more Excel Orton Gillingham sight words using blending board
The concept of percentages is applicable in various day-to-day operations of our lives. May it be, filling taxes, computer loading screen, restaurant bill tip or calculating interest rates, It just everywhere. Hence, It becomes important for an indivdual to be well versed in doing percentages quickly. Students with learning disorders, specially dyscalculia, are often seen … Read more How to do percentage using mental math in 10 seconds