Dyscalculia – Information and Resources

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The Dyscalculia Toolkit: Supporting Learning Difficulties in Maths

dyscalculiaThe Dyscalculia Toolkit by Ronit Bird is one of the most popular resources around to help those aged 6 to 14 who have trouble with maths and numbers. This book provides a concise explanation of what dyscalculia is and includes a wide range of games and activities to engage with the learner. The toolkit provides great support and progressive content. It starts with some tables that explain how each game is played and which games help with which difficulties.

The format helps teachers and parents plan how best to use the book. This new second edition includes over 40 games and more than 200 activities. Comes with easily accessible CD-ROM and printable resources. The Dyscalculia Toolkit currently averages 4.9 stars out of 5 from 22 reviews. It has been described as “absolutely brilliant!”, “stimulating”, and “highly recommended”. It is currently REDUCED from £34.99 to £27.99 with FREE DELIVERY. More info

 

The Dyscalculia Resource Book: Games and Puzzles for ages 7 to 14

dyscalculiaRonit Bird’s Dyscalculia Resource Book has been described as “a must-have for any school’s mathematics and resource centre”.  It can be used as a standalone framework to help children to understand maths, or used in conjunction with the Dyscalculia Toolkit reviewed above.  The Resource Book comes with 100 photocopiable games and puzzles to develop reasoning methods and encourage practice in numeracy.

The first part of the book focuses on addition and subtraction, the second part on multiplication and division. Each game targets a specific numeracy topic, and the puzzles are fun and engaging for both student and teacher.  They include games such as: dominos; bingo; solitaire; and su doku.  The Resource Book is accompanied by a CD which contains all of the games and puzzles as well.

The Dyscalculia Resource Book is ideal for parents, teachers and assistants looking to help children with basic numeracy.  It averages 4.7 stars out of 5 on review and is currently REDUCED from £31.99 to £26.35 with FREE DELIVERYMore info

 

Overcoming Difficulties with Number: Supporting Dyscalculia and Students who Struggle with Maths (Book & CD)

dyscalculiaIn developing this book, Ronit Bird has created an effective series of teaching plans for learners aged 9 to 16 to help to develop their ability in key numeracy topics. The book draws upon a progressive series of activities and visualisation techniques to help students to build confidence and to cement in place the fundamentals of numbers.

The plan covers the National Numeracy Strategy but can be used in any environment where learning and improving in maths is the goal. The book covers topics such as: multiplication; division; reasoning; bridging; and learning number components. And the accompnaying CD provides a multitude of resources.

This book will be of interest to class teachers, maths teachers, teaching assistants and learning support assistants alike. Overcoming Difficulties with Number: Supporting Dyscalculia has been described as “brilliant”, “very useful” and “well worth the money”. It averages 4.8 stars out of 5 on review and is currently REDUCED from £28.99 to £23.75 with FREE DELIVERY. More info

 

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The Dyscalculia Assessment

dyscalculiaThe Dyscalculia Assessment, by Jane Emerson and Trish Babtie, provides a useful framework to examine a student’s ability with numbers. It helps to create a unique teaching plan for small groups or individuals who have trouble with numeracy.

This revised second edition makes the step by step process very easy to use. The Dyscalculia Assessment includes a suggested script which runs parallel with the photocopiable assessment sheets make this handy resource very user-friendly. It includes: an introduction to dyscalculia and similar conditions; a guide on how to carry out the assessment; advice on how to interpret the results; and instructions on how to create a personalized teaching programme; as well as plenty of games and activities to build confidence.

The Dyscalculia Assessment is perfect for use with children of primary school age, but can be easily adapted for older students. It averages 4.4 stars out of 5 from 14 reviews, where it has been described as “excellent for identifying where the problems are”, and is currently REDUCED from £39.99 to £35.99 with FREE DELIVERY. More info

 

The Dyscalculia Solution: Teaching Number Sense

dyscalculiaThis new book follows on from the award-winning Dyscalculia Assessment, reviewed above. Once the specific numeracy difficulties of the learner have been identified via the assessment the Dyscalculia Solution then provides a constructive teaching plan to help address and solve those difficulties.

It sets out step by step guidance on how to teach students to work with numbers by talking and reasoning. The format encourages pupils to communicate their thoughts verbally, diagrammatically and in written form. The Dyscalculia Solution provides scripts to highlight the importance of using the right language to help with numerical thought. It sets out teaching objectives, and details various activities and games to help encourage students to work with numbers. The progressive method which the book follows ensures that new concepts build upon on the understanding gained from previous concepts so that numercay improves naturally.

As with the Dyscalculia Assessment, The Dyscalculia Solution is is perfect for use with children of primary school age, but can be adapted for older students too. worksheets and lesson plans are included in the acompanying materials, in print and electronic format, to help busy parents and teachers. It averages 4.5 stars out of 5 on reviews where one reviewer says the “method works, and the children love it.” The Dyscalculia Solution is currently REDUCED from £39.99 to £30.73 and comes with FREE DELIVERY. More info

 

Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and Mathematics

dyscalculiaDyslexia, Dyscalculia and Mathematics is a valuable resource for parents, teachers and classroom assistants who work with children with dyslexia and dyscalculia to help with their understanding of maths and numbers. This book is written in an easy-to-understand style, including useful illustrations, to provide helpful methods to grapple with varying concepts with learners of all ages.

The second edition includes references to the use of technology to help children with dyscalculia and dyslexia to reinforce their numeric skills. It comes with several photocopiable resources. The author, Anne Henderson, is an experienced teacher of language and maths to students with dyscalculia and dyslexia. Her book highlights modern practice in this field and outlines how successful research methods can be applied in the classrom.

This book encourages teachers to use flexible methods and alternative solutions to help their students improve and is the perfeect guide for parent-teacher programmes. Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and Mathematics averages 5 stars out of 5 on review and is currently REDUCED from £26.99 to £23.99 with FREE DELIVERY. More info

 

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Dyscalculia: Action plans for successful learning in mathematics

dyscalculiaThis thoughtful book by Glynis Hannell provides a detailed overview of dyscalculia based upon the expert observation of children who have touble with numbers. It is packed full with information and guidance for teachers and parents. The book draws upon a variety of successful intervention tecniques to steer teachers through the processes that underpin numeric success. Each section of the book sets out example to highlight when specific mathematical difficulties arise together with “action plans” for teachers to help their students improve.

The second edition of Hannell’s book has a greater emphasis on the importance of training “number sense” before teaching procedures, as well as the importance of teaching students how to strategise. Dyscalculia: Action plans for successful learning in mathematics averages 4 stars out of 5 on review where it has been described as “Useful, easy to read and easy to dip in to”. It is currently REDUCED from £26.99 to £22.64 and comes with FREE DELIVERY. More info

 

It Just Doesn’t Add Up: Explaining Dyscalculia and Overcoming Number Problems for Children and Adults 2015

dyscalculiaThis is the updated version of “the very first book to explain dyscalculia” by someone suffering from acute dyscalculia. It is estimated that up to 5% of the population in the UK and US are affected by this condition. Because this book is written by a dyscalculic, it delves deeper perhaps, than any other into the heart of the matter. For people who are concerned about their ability with numbers Paul Moorcroft’s highly acclaimed book could prove invaluable. Readers may be familiar with the phrase “Just because you can’t count doesn’t mean you don’t count”, which was coined by dr Moorcroft.

This book has a humerous and lighter side to it than some others and will undoubdtedly help the reader, their students and their children to count well from school to later life. It Just Doesn’t Add Up averages 4.8 stars out of 5 on review where it has been described as an “informative read”, “easily understood”, and “a pleasure”. It is currently available for £12.99 with FREE DELIVERY. More info

 

Understanding Dyscalculia and Numeracy Difficulties

dyscalculiaThis informative book was written by Jane Emerson, co-author of The Dyscalculia Assessment, reviewed above.  It focuses on how to determine a child’s difficulties and sets out a detailed and flexible pathway to help students to improve their understanding of numbers and thereafter to apply what they have learned to solve problems.

Understanding Dyscalculia and Numeracy Difficulties explains how the brain deals with numbers. It touches on the origins of “number sense”, as well as covering: assessment; interventions; the interaction between parents and their children; and how and what to teach. This is an accessible guide that will be of great help to teachers, assistants and parents working with children with dyscalculia. It is currently available for £13.99 with FREE DELIVERY. More info

 

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The Trouble with Maths

dyscalculiaThe Trouble with Maths by Steve Chinn is an award winning book in its second edition which provides great insight into often tricky world of numbers. It looks at difficulties in learning maths from different perspectives, such as thinking styles, topical demands, and the language of numbers, to provide a comprehensive overview of the most common difficulties allied to both teaching and learning maths. The book capitalises on the author’s extensive experiences in the classrom as well as detailed research to provide a reliable and extensive resource.

The Trouble with Maths is an ideal aide for those working with children with dyscalculia. It will help parents and teachers to: develop thinking skills; recognise numeric anxiety; tackle confidence issues problems; and choose effective material to improve understanding.

The Trouble with Maths is recommended for teachers, assistants, learning support staff and parents who have students who struggle with numbers. It averages 5 stars out of 5 on review where it has been described as “first class, clearly written, informative and incisive.” It is currently REDUCED from £29.99 to £25.41 with FREE DELIVERY. More info

 

Dealing with Dyscalculia: Sum Hope

dyscalculiaAccording to Dealing with Dyscalculia, by Steve Chinn, the main reason why people struggle with numbers is anxiety. This book champions the idea that the best way to overcome that anxiety is to expand upon what we already know. According to the text, everyone knows more about numbers than they realise and we all have skills and abilities that we can extend to develop our skills and ability with numbers.

Dealing with Dyscalculia is ideal for people of all ages who have difficulty with maths. Parents and teachers will benefit from the resources in this book if they are looking for ways to help children who struggle with numbers. The author sets out the fundamental principles of maths in an easy-to-understand way, and how they can be eployed in variety of situation. The book is designed to make everyday tasks, that were once troublesome, more manageable, such as calculating the cost of your shopping and dealing with train timetables. Dealing with Dyscalculia will help the reader to encourage their child or student to continue to improve with their maths learning, icreasing confidence and ability. Dealing with Dyscalculia averages 4 stars out of 5 on review and is currently available for JUST £12.99. More info

 

Dyscalculia: An Essential Guide for Parents

dyscalculiaThis useful guide by Stpehen Glen MAT provides a very informative overview of Discalculia to parents whose children have difficulties with numbers. It provides a reassuring summary of what this learning disability entails, including what may cause it, and places it in context with other learning difficulties for reassurance. The guide goes on to cover how to diagnose dyscalulia, what parents and children can expect from schools thereafter, and provides some handy tips for parents to help their children with their number troubles.

Dyscalculia: An Essential Guide for Parents averages 4.5 stars out of 5 on review where it was most recently described as follows: “If you’re a parent new to the topic, this is a good place to start.” It is currently available for £8.88 with FREE DELIVERY. More info

 

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Dyscalculia Pocketbook 2015 (Teachers’ Pocketbooks)

dyscalculiaThe Dyscalculia Pocketbook 2015 examines the troubles that some students with dyscalculia experience and looks into the associated support strategies that prove to be effective. The author begins by summarising and explaining what we currently know about dyscalculia. The Pocketbook looks at key indicators together with ways to screen, assess and identify students who have this learning disability. It includes a useful section on “maths anxiety” and a section on teaching methods to assist students to overcome the difficulties that dyscalculia presents. To assist the reader the text is supported by diagrams, cartoons and visial prompts. The Pocketbook includes a variety of engaging games to help improve “number sense” and a handy maths glossary and resource section round off this complete guide.

The author, Judy Hornigold, is a former primary school teacher and now Senior Lecturer on Inclusion. She has also developed numerous products and suppotive materials for use in schools. The Dyscalculia Pocketbook 2015 is currently available for £8.99 with FREE DELIVERY. More info

 

Dyscalculia: A Parent’s Guide to Understanding Dyscalculia in Children and How to Help a Dyscalculic Child

dyscalculiaDyscalculia: A Parent’s Guide to Understanding Dyscalculia in Children and How to Help a Dyscalculic Child comes in e-format and may be viewed on PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet, or Kindle. It includes chapters on: aand symptoms; how dyscalculia is diagnosed; how to help and support children with it; home based activities for dyscalculic children; recommended therapies and interventions; and valuable pointers in managing the disability.

Recent reviews have said: “It provided excellent strategies, of which I have implemented”; “This is a very helpful book”; and “The book contains tons of tips and pointers to make a “bad” situation into a better situation concerning dyscalculia. Highly recommended read!” Dyscalculia: A Parent’s Guide to Understanding Dyscalculia in Children and How to Help a Dyscalculic Child is currently avilable for £1.99 with FREE DELIVERY. More info

 

Learning Disabilities in a Nutshell: Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia, Dyspraxia

dyscalculiaAccording to the books description: “Suitable for children with learning disabilities, their parents, teachers, and siblings, this book bridges the gap between research and practice in the field of learning disability.” Although it does not focus solely on dyscalculia, the book should not be dismissed by those looking for help for those who have trouble with numbers. It is one of few books that digs deeper into the interaction between the various common learning disabilities which will help the reader to place dyscalculia in context and to form an opinion as to how best to help tackle it.

Learning Disabilities in a Nutshell averages 5 stars out of 5 on review. The most recent reviewer described it as follows: “As an introductory text to the subject of Learning Disabilities I found this excellent. It was exactly what I was looking for, a comprehensive but quick guide to the subject. While clearly based on experience in India it drew scientifically on research carried out worldwide. I found it balanced and insightful.” It is currently available for £7.25 with FREE DELIVERY. More info

 

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