# Math

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I attended a three day Conference on Dyscalculia and wanted to share with you some fundamental information on this topic. First, for those who have never heard of Dyscalculia, here are two definitions:

Dyscalculia is a condition that affects the ability to acquire mathematical skills. Dyscalculic learners may have a difficulty understanding simple number concepts, lack an intuitive grasp of numbers, and have problems learning number facts and procedures. Even if they produce a correct answer or use a correct method, they may do so mechanically and without confidence (UK) 2001.

Dyscalculia is a developmental, or acquired, disorder that results in an inability to do or learn mathematics, particularly arithmetic. This means difficulties in some or all of the following: mastering simple number  concepts, understanding number relationships, understanding spatial relationships and learning algorithms and applying them. It is most commonly revealed through substantially lowered arithmetic achievement, sometimes several years below the appropriate level. Pauline Clayton. Dyslexia Institute/Action

An interesting article written by the conference speaker on Dyscalculia

The following Math links are my favorites. I find them useful for children who require additional drills and practice with certain Math concepts. Many of the sites have fun, interactive resources that children like to play.

Algebra

BBC Lesson Plans

BBC Teacher Page Key Stages

BBC Math Activities

BBC Math Ages 4-11 Games

Math Practice Tests

The following sites are related to Problem Solving Strategies

How To Solve Math Problems

Solving Complex Story Problems

Using Thinking Blocks

Math Strategies

Sure Math – Problem Solving Steps

Figure This

Area and Perimeter

Scale Factor

Area/Scale/Building Plans

Area/Scale Factor

#### The following sites are Internet Web-Quests on The Study of Bridges – Grade 6 level.

Basic Bridges

Bridge Building for beginners

History of Bridges

Some of the links within the web quest are broken or no longer valid. If this is the case please do your own search on the required topic. Please overlook all grammatical or spelling errors.

A Canadian International School of Hong Kong Site