We’re huge fans of fun. Dyscalculia treatment doesn’t have to be hard, or boring, or long. . .it can actually be fun.
One of the reasons we wrote the dyscalculia toolkit (and why we give it away free) is because once kids understand that there are other ways to learn math – they begin to open up.
For instance, multiplication tables are hard to memorize for all children – but some number sequences have tricks that make it easy. In the Dyscalculia Toolkit we give you a tricks for adding and multiplying lots of different numbers. For instance we show you how to multiply 9’s on your hands and how to count by three’s.
Once you learn the tricks, you’ve learned how to do it. No flash cards or graph paper or worksheets – just fun. Again dyscalculia treatment doesn’t have to be a chore. It’s not that people with dyscalculia can’t learn math – they just do better a different way.
Do you remember those Saturday morning cartoon songs they played between shows? I think School House Rock was one of them. Well, once you get those tunes in your head, you’ll never forget how to count by three’s or nine’s or twenty-sevens.
Dyscalculia isn’t a disease and thus whatever dyscalculia treatment you want to prescribe doesn’t have to be either. Pick up up our free “dyscalculia toolkit” and start doing the fun things inside. Once your child sees that learning can be fun and can “stick” – they’ll want to do all kinds of new math.
There are always ways to learn math, to have fun and to show the student that progress is being made. Grab a copy of our Dyscalculia Toolkit: How Singing, Playing Games and Having Fun can help defeat math disabilities.
Alternatively, find out more generally about dyscalculia treatments from our range of articles in the archive.