Exploring Numbers Through Dot Patterns Exploring Numbers Through Dot Patterns
Book 1 - Help Your Child Master Numeracy

Exploring Numbers Through Dot Patterns

Dyscalculia and Dyslexia Friendly Games and Activities

    • 3.4 • 19 Ratings
    • $12.99
    • $12.99

Publisher Description

Written by dyscalculia expert Ronit Bird, this is a book for parents who are looking for practical ways of helping their child to develop a feel for numbers. 


The book is about teaching for understanding through numeracy games and hands-on experience of concrete materials, all based on familiar dot patterns such as those found on dice and dominoes. There are no tricks or shortcuts, no rote learning, no songs, no drill and repetition and absolutely no worksheets. The ideas have been designed specifically for children who struggle with maths but they would be equally suitable for teaching the basics of numeracy to any child, either at home or at school. 


An e-book format is ideal for focusing on exactly the kind of visual approach to learning that best suits most dyscalculic children. The author has taken full advantage of the unique capabilities of an e-book, as compared to a print book, by not only including colourful illustrations on virtually every page but also embedding more than 20 short demonstration videos into the text. Each teaching video clearly demonstrates what to do and what to say as you help your child learn the essential facts and number connections that will lead to the development of simple and effective calculation strategies.

  • GENRE
    Professional & Technical
    RELEASED
    2013
    March 17
    LANGUAGE
    EN
    English
    LENGTH
    117
    Pages
    PUBLISHER
    Ronit Bird
    SELLER
    Ronit Bird
    SIZE
    566.9
    MB

    Customer Reviews

    RainyDayinSeattle ,

    Excellent Material for Teaching Child with Dyscalculia

    I was on the hunt to find something that would teach in the way our Dyscalculia child understands numbers. I wish I had been able to find these e-books sooner. I first discovered Ronit Bird’s Dyscalculia Toolkit book, but was confused on how to use it as a parent. A couple of yearrs later I discovered these e-books, and I love the sequential steps in this e-book and the videos. At first I was overwhelmed by the volume of words in each chapter - at first glance it looked too overhwhelming to use, but after reading all the fine before I teach each lesson, I find lots of gold nuggets in the teaching and am able to better understand my daughter and how she processes numbers. We have gone from my daughter hating math class in school, to telling me that she loves math class with me! Also, I have seen real progress in how she is able to translate her way of understanding number to life. This book is a game changer. I would recommend starting here, even though it seems basic. I initially thought we could start with the Fractions and Decimals e-book, but realized my daughter didn’t have the basics required, so we started back at the beginning with this one, and are now working through the 2nd book about Cuisenaire Rods. I highly recommend this book series for any parent wanting to understand their Dyscalculia child and to truly help them work with numbers.

    Woolcgirl ,

    Excellent resource

    This is an excellent resource for understanding the relationship between numbers. It helped my son master his addition facts after trying countless other curricula and approaches. We will be using the multiplication book as well.

    Lizwith2 ,

    If your child has dyscalculia or dyslexia, you NEED this!!!

    I have no clue why there are low star ratings for this and it doesn’t seem like any of them left reviews. I’ve used this book for months now with my very bright (gifted IQ) son who has dyslexia and difficulties with math. He had NO sense of numbers, so “three” meant nothing to him and could have been dog or cat. Number words didn’t connect to fingers, so he couldn’t hear a number and put up his fingers. All the normal things you do at this age like showing the parts of 10 by moving your fingers (9 and 1, 8 and 2, etc.) meant nothing to him. What a change with Ronit Bird! Each chapter goes through very small steps, with clear pictures, showing you how to present the concepts, how to play games with the concepts, how to explore and play with them. The videos are awesome. For me the best part is using it on my ipad, since my ipad is always with me. LOVE it. What has been AMAZING to me is how many concepts have come together in my son’s mind doing such simple things. He now enjoys exploring patterns with numbers and can visualize his basic math facts up to 10 and solve simple story problems. We have a long road ahead of us, but I’m excited to continue using the Ronit Bird materials and help him continue to develop his number sense and his ability to do math! As a homeschooler I’ve used or owned almost every other math curriculum out there in the homeschool market. There’s NOTHING so detailed and careful as Ronit Bird’s materials for getting in the brain of a child with serious math issues due to dyslexia or dyscalculia. Highly, highly, highly recommend!

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