does anyone on her have a child with dyscalculia

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1. wannabeskinnySilver Member

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my daughter is going to be tested for dyscalculia this month (number blindness ) i have tried researching methods of teaching for me to help her at home and not a lot of joy. shes 10 and struggles with maths badly though when tested for reading, writing etc she was graded as a 14 year old both with written word and understanding, but the maths shes failing in, example is if you ask her what 2x10 is and then 10x2 she does not see the same answer, and the 24 hour clock not a hope for her

anyone else in the same position?

i know its not CD related but you all seem to be very helpful on other matters

thanks

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Didn't want to read and run. I am a teacher and have not really come across this much. I can only suggest that you encourage her as much as possible - if she is tested and found to have it, the Educational Psychologists (people who specialise in how kids learn and helping them) will be able to offer some suggestions. Let her play to her strengths - in some ways it is not uncommon to be much stronger in one subject than the other. Maybe try showing her pictures of the calculations - so 2x10 would be two rows of ten, 10 x 2, would be ten rows of two. This way she can actaully SEE the relationship between the numbers and the calculation.

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Have tried to PM you, but you have selected not to receive Private Messages in the Options section. Really interested to read your thread, as i think my DD is the same.

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I'm a teacher too and can only really echo what's already been said but would emphasise that she really needs physical, concrete stuff to work with to help her visualise what she's doing.There's some nice stuff on here for example on place value:
PLACE VALUE Resources

One thing I would add is that so much of maths teaching is based on building on children's existing knowledge - e.g. if they know all the pairs of numbers that make 10, then they know the pairs of multiples of 10 that make 100 or they know 23 + 7 = the next 10 and so on, so if you can really help her get a solid grasp of the building blocks, this will help more sophisticated stuff fall into place.

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thanks to all of you x

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