Events

Dyscalculia Ambassador – Josie Duncan 

 

Josie has been chatting to Cat Eadle about dyscalculia and life! 

 

In this, the third of four chats, Josie talks about her strategies for dealing with dyscalculia and how important communicating what you need help with is… 

 

Watch the interview here – 

https://youtu.be/IJtFjtnxnrA

Division with Remainders Game

(10 times tables)

Cat Eadle 

 

This game is for 2 players

 

The aim of the game is to get the lowest remainder!

 

Each player takes turns to throw the tens and ones dice to create a 2-digit number e.g., 40+3 = 43 (or pick a 0-100 card).

 

The player works out how many tens fit in their number e.g., 43÷10 = 4 remainder 3 (you can encourage the use of Dienes blocks to work this out)

 

They then record their sum and answer (with remainder if they get one!)

 

The player with the lowest remainder wins the round and gets to circle their winning score! If the players both get the same remainder, they both get to circle their answer.

Full Instructions here – 

The Dyscalculia Network – Division with Remainders Dice Game (10 Times Tables) Instructions

 

Game Board  –

The Dyscalculia Network – Division with Remainders Dice Game (10 Times Tables)

 

Have fun! 

 

 

Jude O’Connor 

Dyscalculia Specialist Tutor – Tunbridge Wells – Kent – TN4

 

Jude says, 

 

‘I am a qualified teacher who specialises in teaching children and adults who find maths especially difficult.

 

I aim for my lessons to be challenging yet enjoyable, using a variety of hands-on equipment, games and resources that develop greater understanding of the concepts that underpin maths and help to alleviate the anxiety that often comes hand-in-hand with more traditional teaching methods.

 

I work alongside my students to develop a highly individualised programme of support, building on their confidence with carefully planned incremental steps towards their personal goals.’

 

Jude can be contacted here – 

 

jude.oconnor@outlook.com

or

Tel – 07923448564

 

 

Jane Hoyer 

Dyscalculia Specialist Tutor – Retford – DN22

 

Jane says, 

 

‘Since I was eight years old I wanted to be a teacher for those who struggle with maths. Therefore, qualifying with a Post Graduate Certificate in Dyscalculia fulfilled my dreams.

 

As a dyslexic I have great empathy for students who face learning challenges and have learning anxiety.

 

I have a PGCE (Maths) and have taught maths in mainstream secondary schools as well as at a specialist college for the deaf and to adults.

It is interesting to consider that I have now qualified in a field that did not exist when I started maths teaching. I am now qualified to plan specific structured teaching for those who are dyscalculic or struggle with maths.

 

Specialist multi-sensory tutoring of this nature is best delivered face to face as hands-on, fun, tailored sessions are an important element of effective understanding. However, on-line options are also available.

 

My aim is to equip students to tackle the challenges they face, have the self confidence to overcome them and to achieve their potential’

 

Jane teaches young people and adults and can be contacted here – 

 

quipumade@gmail.com

 

or take a peak at her website here – 

 

www.quipumade.co.uk 

 

 

Breda McKinney- Dyscalculia Assessor

Tilehurst – Reading 

 

In addition to my Level 7 SpLD-Dyscalculia qualification, I am a qualified teacher (QTS) and experienced SENCO.  I have been teaching children and young people with Dyscalculia and mathematical difficulties for over fifteen years. I teach both Maths and English from Reception Year upwards and have prepared many students for the 11+ and Common Entrance exam phases.

 

I use specialist assessments including the Feifer Assessment for Mathematics (FAM), Steve Chinn Anxiety questionnaire and Symbol Digit Modalities Test (SDMT) to form a picture of need and develop a teaching plan bespoke to each student’s individual learning needs. I ascertain the point at which a child’s learning progress is secure, and I work from there, building on understanding and progress as well as addressing any gaps in learning which in turn, leads to increased self-confidence in the student.

 

Incorporated within my teaching is the development of sound study skills which prepare them for exams in both the primary and secondary phases. I teach the skills and strategies required to support students in learning to answer exam questions and to develop greater confidence and speed. Within this work I include activities designed to ensure that pupils have developed the necessary mathematical vocabulary and reading skills to enable them to accurately read and understand mathematical word problems.

 

With twenty years’ experience of supporting children and young people with learning challenges in both State and Independent schools as well as tutoring, I have a wealth of knowledge of the strategies and pathways that support students to experience academic success and achieve increased self-confidence.

 

You can contact Breda by email here – 

bredamck@yahoo.co.uk

or call her on – 

07966156027