Dyscalculia makes life difficult. Having dyscalculia usually makes math class a humiliating experience, it also makes some common everyday skills difficult as well. Knowing left from right, reading a clock, using standard instruments of measurement such as a ruler or measuring cup, courting money and making change are a few examples. But perhaps the most painful problem dyscalculia gives us is… Continue reading How kids with dyscalculia may struggle socially
Here’s a simple question for you to answer, which number is larger 55 or 23? The answer is of course 55, most of us can answer this question in less than 0.5 seconds. But there are a few who will take as long as 3 seconds. These people may have something called dyscalculia. Dyscalculia (also known as number… Continue reading Dyscalculia… why its important we learn more about it
“How long does it take you to drive to work” is a very common question asked, have you ever noticed that the answers we get to this question is almost always a range and never a precise single number? As in “About 15 – 20 minutes” as opposed to “18 minutes”. When it comes to… Continue reading Why estimating should be an important part of every math class
As a Canadian I love to joke about how much more sense our measurement system (the metric system) is than the American system (the imperial system). Its always nice to get a few jabs in on our neighbors to the south. Helps me feel better about my country when I can put another country down… Continue reading Why the Metric system is not always superior to the Imperial system
12 would speak Chinese 6 would speak Spanish 5 would speak English 4 would speak Hindi 3 would speak Arabic 3 would speak Bengali 3 would speak Portuguese 2 would speak Russian 2 would speak Japanese 60 would speak other languages Surprising? Source: http://www.100people.org/statistics_100stats.php?section=statistics
Former British Prime Minister Willian Gladstone hated math. He hated math so much that when he was in university he wrote a letter to his father asking to be transferred to a University that did not offer any classes in math. As a member of Parliament Gladstone’s father could have easily arranged for a transfer… Continue reading The Man Who Hated Math
Studying for an exam in mathematics is not fun for many students. The biggest complaint I get about studying for a math exam is the amount of concepts that have to be reviewed in order to prepare. I always feel disappointed when I hear students tell me how much anxiety preparing for a math exam is causing them. As a… Continue reading Subway Map that makes Studying for Advanced Functions Easier!