Making Maths Dyslexia Friendly
Literacy is not the only area of learning impacted by dyslexia. About 50% of dyslexics experience significant difficulty with Mathematics, in particular with learning of number bonds, number fact retrieval, number operations, understanding of place value, recall of sequences, mathematical vocabulary, solving of word problems and understanding of time and money. This practical seminar aims to give teachers the skills and access to resources they need to put in place effective multisensory, mastery-based intervention that can enhance the understanding, fluency, problem-solving and reasoning of dyslexic students (and peers). The focus of activities will be the Number and Algebra strand of Mathematics and use of typical dyslexic strengths in learning.
Proposed Workshop Program –
- How to manage conflicts with team members
- What brain activity tells us about dyslexia and Maths performance
- The impact of dyslexia on Mathematics performance
- Strategies and resources for addressing difficulties in Addition and Subtraction
- Focus: Developing understanding and fluency
- Strategies and resources for addressing difficulties in Multiplication and Division
- Focus: Developing reasoning
- The language of Maths and word problems
- Focus: Developing problem solving skills
- Using ICT to make Maths dyslexia-friendly
- Completion of Action Plans and questions
Could participants please bring some grid paper, a pencil, a laptop/ iPad or phone, and a dongle (or equivalent) for wi-fi access in case it is not robust enough at the venue.