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Math Apps

January 31, 2012 in App Review by Doug Goldberg

Math “is the sole subject that is nearly 100 percent cumulative. Students must have a strong foundation in order to be successful. In the elementary years a child has to have a clear understanding of our place value system in order to add, subtract, and multiply large numbers. The basic skills, such as addition, provide the framework for understanding multiplication. Fractions and decimals lay the groundwork for ratios and percentages,” by Ann K. Dolin, M.Ed in How to Help with Math.

With this in mind it’s important to make sure students keep up in Math” One successful way to accomplish this is by making math fun!!! The iPad Apps listed below have found fun and creative ways to teach various math concepts. Read the rest of this entry →

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Dyscalculia: Not a Cool Math Concept

October 15, 2011 in Special Education Articles by Jess

The other day I got an email from a parent who said her child had been diagnosed with dyscalculia. I had to look up what she meant. According to Wikipedia,Dyscalculia (or math disability) is a specific learning disability involving innate difficulty in learning or comprehending simple mathematics. It is akin to dyslexia and includes difficulty in understanding numbers, learning how to manipulate numbers, learning math facts, and a number of other related symptoms (although there is no exact form of the disability).” Read the rest of this entry →

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