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Specific learning disorder in mathematics, formerly known as dyscalculia, currently has an approximate incidence of 4-7% of the child population. Given the incidence, it is important to ask ourselves several questions regarding its detection and intervention: How can I detect specific difficulties in mathematics? What can I do from home to facilitate their learning? What are the best Study techniques for kids with math problems?
Next, we will address these questions, first, through the five simple indicators that will tell us if the child may have problems with mathematics, and, second, with the list of five useful techniques that parents can use from home to improve their learning.
Mathematics, despite being a single subject within the school stage, is the basis of many other sciences (physics, chemistry, etc.) and is essential in our daily lives.
Therefore, it is important that you are skills can be properly reinforced, above all, in those children who present certain difficulties. What are those indicators that will alert us that there is a certain complexity when learning mathematics?
- It is difficult for him to learn the numbering.
- Learning the multiplication tables is complicated.
- Mental math is slow and buggy.
- Has difficulty performing operations (addition, subtraction, division, etc.)
- Make a lot of mistakes in math problems.
Study from homeDespite the good intention of parents to help them, it often turns into an odyssey if we do not first consider how we can teach them in an entertaining as well as useful way. To do this, we provide you with the following five techniques:
1. Train numbering
As if it were a game, it is very useful for them to train the numbers through games such as ordering cards following a numbering from lowest to highest (1-2-3, etc.), from highest to lowest (100-99-98, etc. .), ten by ten (10-20-10, etc.), five by five (5-10-15, etc.) or two by two (2-4-6, etc.), among others .
You can go, little by little, adding more difficulty if we start working with two-digit, three, four or even more numbering.
2. Train with the help of a dice
The dice can be an excellent helper to work on quick calculation, starting from any number (for example: 25) and starting from it, adding as many numbers as the dice indicates (for example, throwing the dice and indicating the number 2: 25 + 2 = 27) and thus carry out operations until reaching 100.
Also being able to add more difficulty by subtracting, instead of adding, or starting from larger numbers. Little by little, as agility increases, it will probably require less help from the fingers to calculate.
3. Train with the help of objects
Sometimes it can be complex to count numbers without having a tangible reference in front of us. For this reason, it is always useful to start by counting all kinds of objects (macaroni, buttons, etc.) and progressively move towards mental calculation.
4. Training with the help of applications
There are a wide variety of free applications where you can comfortably and daily train simple operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication or division.
5. Use diagrams and drawings
It will also be important that the first maths problems They can be posed in the form of a drawing, for example, adding pictures to add, crossing out to subtract, grouping to multiply or distributing to divide.
Follow these home study techniques with your child and you will see how he will gain greater skill in the field of mathematics.
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