Dyspraxia and doing mathematics
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Dyspraxia and doing mathematics. Dyspraxia is . a specific learning difficulty that affects the brain's ability to plan sequences of movement. a condition which leads to many varied difficulties often not taken seriously seriously affects success in mathematics.

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Dyspraxia and doing mathematics

Dyspraxia and doing mathematics


Dyspraxia is

Dyspraxia is ...

  • a specific learning difficulty that affects the brain's ability to plan sequences of movement.

  • a condition which leads to many varied difficulties

  • often not taken seriously

  • seriously affects success in mathematics


Normality whatever that is

Normality, whatever that is

Normal

Not normal

Different

Weird

Eccentric etc.

An old-fashioned analysis of diversity


Neuro diversity different ways of thinking

Neuro-diversity – different ways of thinking

Dyspraxia

Dyslexia

Dyscalculia

ADHD

Autism

Tourettes


Hell is severe problems with

Hell is severe problems with ...


Heaven is unusually good

Heaven is unusually good ..


Some errors of the past

Some errors of the past

  • Forcing left-handed people to write with their right hands.

  • Forcing homosexual people to ‘conform’.

  • Forcing dyslexics to learn their tables by rote.

  • Repeatedly punishing those who struggle to fit in with traditional schooling.


Key teaching suggestions

Key teaching suggestions -

  • Remember that students might be

    • Distracted

    • Feeling tired or uncomfortable

    • Confused

    • Overloaded

    • Flustered, disorganised and forgetful

  • Give clear handouts.

  • Give time to frame and answer questions.

  • Allow students to take regular breaks.

  • Encourage students, emphasising strengths.

  • Be patient; avoid making assumptions about IQ.

  • Remember that your way might not be their way.


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