ILSA presentation 2009 Barry[1]

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Máirín Barry UCD School of Education September 2009 Supporting Students with Maths Difficulties ILSA Conference 2009
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Dys Dys Dys Dys Dys lexia - Words, Reading, Spelling praxia - Movement, Co-ordination graphia - Writing, Pen/pencil Control calculia - Number, Mathematics Dyscalculia: 5-8%  o f po pula tio n (Kosc,1974; Badian, 1983; Butterworth & Yeo, 2003)
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In 2001 DfES recognised Dyscalculia and define it as…. . A condition that affects the ability to acquire arithmetical skills. Dyscalculic learners may have difficulty understanding simple number concepts, lack an intuitive grasp of numbers and have problems learning number facts and procedures. Even if they produce a correct answer or use a correct method, they do so mechanically and without confidence.
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The  Ke y to  he lping  is  to  a c q uire  ins ig ht - e m pa thic  pe rs pe c tive Questions for today: What is it like for the student with dyscalculia to work in Mathematics? What is it like for the student with dyslexic difficulties to work in Mathematics? How can we help?
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We  ne e d to  he lp the m  m a ke  s e ns e  o f  the  c o nfus io n. Us ing  pra c tic a l, ha nds -o n m a te ria ls ,  c o nc re te  m a te ria ls , a ppa ra tus  e tc … will  a ll he lp us  to  he lp the m . Illus tra ting , dra wing  pic ture s  will he lp  us  to  he lp the m Ma king  c ha rts  a nd us ing  the m , will he lp  us  to  he lp the m We  ne e d to  he lp  them  to  us e   m a te ria ls , dra w a nd us e  c ha rts  to  he lp  the m s e lve s We  ne e d to  m a ke  Ma ths  re a l a nd  re le va nt fo r the m  a nd ‘do -a b le ’
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Vocabulary  Take-away,  Square Sum  2+3=           6-2= Some,  Volume,  But also regular words – prepositions – on, in, along, beside,  through,  Language of Comparison…. . Greater than, wider, narrower,  longer, longest……. Time concepts - before, and then, while…  
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Symbols + ÷ - = < >
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Work out a routine to remind them to look at the signs Identifying the correct operation that goes with each sign is critical to success in Mathematics But first they must see it! Use Hi-lighter to mark signs
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Many words for same operation Multiply Times Product Add Increase Plus And Sum Total  x +
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+ And Add Plus Total Altogether Sum Addition Using a hi-lighter pen colour-code Maths. words on charts. Have student colour-code in the textbook or in their copy, as they occur. They can be used as reference back as
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This note was uploaded on 11/11/2011 for the course MATH 112 taught by Professor Jarvis during the Winter '08 term at BYU.

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