multiplication And Dyslexia Struggles
Multiplication and Dyslexia can be a difficult combination. Are you a therapist or parent of children with dyslexia who struggle with multiplication? You’re not alone if you’re finding it tough to help these students when it comes to math.
Many parents have shared their concerns about their children struggling with both reading and math. Students with dyslexia often have difficulty with short term and long term memory facts. Because of these processing struggles. Remembering multiplication facts can be a difficult struggle.
As someone who went through the same struggles to learn multiplication through 5th or 6th grade, I know firsthand how frustrating it can be. I tried and tried, but couldn’t seem to master the multiplication tables. I learned to skip count, but it took forever to finish my homework. It was so disheartening to have no time to play afterward.
A Better Way to Teach multiplication For Dyslexic Students
I have been searching for an answer to help my students. For the past 3 months, I have taken a multisensory multiplication course which has revolutionized my teaching. Making Math Real™, also known as MMR! This unique approach to teaching math utilizes all processing modalities at once. This means that as students learn new concepts and skills, they engage with their visual, auditory, and motor processes all at the same time. Multisensory processing is just as important in math as it is in reading for working memory improvement.
Making Math Real (Multiplication and Dyslexia)
David Berg, the creator of Making Math Real, explains his approach as incremental and structured. Each level builds on the previous content, allowing students to create connections to new concepts easily. With one new element added at each level, students can focus on depth of understanding and mastery of each concept.
One key to MMR methodology helping students master multiplication and division math facts. We do this by focusing on their symbol imaging skills and building their automaticity. With this approach, students will develop a strong mental framework for multiplication, giving them the tools to access all math facts from 1 to 9 with ease. With the 9 lines visualization method multiplication and dyslexia do not need to be a problem that cannot be overcome.
Automatic Recall with Multiplication and Dyslexia
The “9-Lines” strategy is designed to boost mental math fluency and make finding products, quotients, missing factors, divisors, greatest common factors, and least common multiples a breeze!
As students progress through school, fluency is crucial for the success and enjoyment of math. With mental math mastery, long division, fractions, pre-algebra concepts, algebra, trigonometry, and calculus become much easier.
Don’t let people tell you that Dyslexic students can’t learn the multiplication tables. Your student doesn’t need a chart or a gimmick to learn the facts. They need to be taught to visualize the facts. Multiplication and Dyslexia do not need to be a crippling combination.
Create Confidence for Dyslexic Students
What I like best about the 9 lines strategy is what it does for the self-esteem of my students. I just taught one of my students the 7’s in one 45 min. session. He learned them so well he challenged his older brother to a competition and he said, “I won.” That kind of response is why I love what I do.
Of course, we need to build and practice the imagery for continued success but students can have skill and confidence with their multiplication and division facts.
This multisensory teaching method has math fluency built into it automatically. No more multiplication charts or endless skip counting needed.
If you would like to schedule a consultation to see how the 9 lines can help your student with dyslexia please contact me. email@example.com
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