Exploring Numbers Through Dot Patterns Written by dyscalculia expert Ronit Bird, this is a book for parents who are looking for practical ways of helping their child to develop a feel for numbers.
The book is about teaching for understanding through numeracy games and hands-on experience of concrete materials, all based on familiar dot patterns such as those found on dice and dominoes. There are no tricks or shortcuts, no rote learning, no songs, no drill and repetition and absolutely no worksheets. The ideas have been designed specifically for children who struggle with maths but they would be equally suitable for teaching the basics of numeracy to any child, either at home or at school.
An e-book format is ideal for focusing on exactly the kind of visual approach to learning that best suits most dyscalculic children. The author has taken full advantage of the unique capabilities of an e-book, as compared to a print book, by not only including colourful illustrations on virtually every page but also embedding more than 20 short demonstration videos into the text. Each teaching video clearly demonstrates what to do and what to say as you help your child learn the essential facts and number connections that will lead to the development of simple and effective calculation strategies.