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Dyscalculia Session 2 - Developing number sense and arithmetic skills 2022104W is a Course

Dyscalculia Session 2 - Developing number sense and arithmetic skills 2022104W

May 23, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022

$300 Enrol

Full course description

Date and time

Monday 23 May 2022, 11.00 am to 1.00 pm

Delivery mode

Online – a Zoom link will be provided 24 hours prior to the event

Audience 

This learning event is right for you if you are a teacher who wants to learn how to further develop a student with dyscalculia’s number sense and ability to do simple arithmetic with accuracy and fluency.

Description                                  

This webinar will address two key deficits characteristic of dyscalculia: a lack of number sense and difficulty in recalling number facts. Participants will learn how to develop a student’s number sense and ability to do simple arithmetic with accuracy and fluency. They will see how they can use manipulatives to develop the recall of addition number facts upon which teaching of the other three operations can be based. Participants will be taken through activities that develop a student’s understanding and mathematical reasoning. They will look at programs designed specifically for students with dyscalculia and a range of resources that can support recall of number facts.

Schools are required to make reasonable adjustments to meet the needs of students with disability and this includes dyscalculia.

This learning event supports creating best practice toward meeting the following VRQA standard(s):

  • Curriculum and Student Learning – Student learning outcomes                                                                                

 

Relevant Australian professional standards for teachers

1.  Know students and how they learn

3.  Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning

4.  Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments

 

Key takeaways               

  • an understanding of how to develop a student's number sense and ability to do simple arithmetic
  • a knowledge of programs designed specifically for students with dyscalculia
  • a range of resources which can support the recall of number facts.

 

Presenter information

Shirley Houston

Shirley Houston is an educational consultant with over 35 years of teaching experience and a Masters degree in Special Education. She is a long-standing Board member of The Dyslexia-SPELD Foundation of Western Australia. Shirley has established a reputation as a caring, dynamic and innovative educator whose programs reflect both current research and a deep understanding of the needs of students with learning difficulties and disabilities. She has taught students in years K-12 at government, Catholic and Independent schools, in Australia and in America.