Last weekend I was fortunate enough to attend Victoria Bagnall‘s Executive Functions are the cogs behind cognition: Neuroplasticity, Dyslexia and Neurodiversity live talk at The Dyslexia Show at the NEC Birmingham.
Category: Maths Anxiety
The most important factor in my teaching is the nurturing and holistic element of treating the child as a person, not just a container to be filled with knowledge.
What do Neurodiverse children often love and excel in? Art, creativity and science… Therefore the concept of offering small group lessons to children with similar learning differences but not necessarily exactly the same age was born. Topic-based lessons full of fun! Each session focusing on practical enrichment activities that inspire and encourage children to think, problem-solve and above all, understand the ‘hows? and whys?’
Stepping out of your comfort zone and trying something new and challenging isn’t easy to do and creates anxiety. Last week I joined forces with Julia Silver founder of the Qualified Tutor organisation, and we recorded an episode for their podcast series. The podcast is now edited and available on all usual podcast sites.
You have to be fast to be good…’ ‘Some people just can’t do Maths, so there’s no point in trying…’
These are just two of the myths around Maths and Maths learning. These myths and others have been debunked in educational research many times over. I have been reading some of this research to keep myself abreast of educational theory.
Is your child struggling with learning or remembering their times tables? Do you want some tips of how to help them? The age at which children are expected to be fluent and have instant recall of all their times tables up to 12×12 has in recent years gone down to Year 4, as compulsory timed […]
Primary Maths Catch Up This Primary Maths Catch Up course is for you as a parent to use to learn techniques and strategies to then use with your child. I will be teaching you how to then teach your child. I won’t be directly teaching them myself. The course has been designed and developed by […]
Kickstarting maths ability by playing old-style games Why board games are good for your brain. One theory as to why more children seem to be struggling with certain aspects of number in maths is that as families we don’t sit and play board games or other counting games nearly as much as in previous generations. […]
These are some of the most common signs that your child may have maths anxiety: 10 top tips to help overcome maths anxiety in your child! obviously upset nervous habits like rubbing eyes or fidgeting tantrums tears avoidance tactics like wanting the toilet or a drink or having broken pencil or not the right equipment […]
How can we overcome the maths anxiety? Maths anxiety and the need to start at the ground level and build up maths skills, knowledge and understanding are completely tied together. Because of this, I have designed and developed Primary Maths Catch Up to both start at the beginning, but also reduce anxiety. As you can […]