Emmen is a town in the canton of Lucerne and the public school is made up of a primary and a secondary school. The secondary school has a computer room as well as four desktop computers per classroom and there are also a number of laptops that are shared among classes, which means the students can practice on Dybuster software at school or in their own home.
It is well known that schools tend to put mental arithmetic skills above visual ones, as something like counting with your fingers is seen as a weakness in one’s calculation abilities. Educators and scientists have been tackling this obsolete cliché with research and scientific reports that seem to prove that visual aids are more than just helpful in the learning process.
We had the exciting news last week that Dybuster Orthograph was nominated for the Design Leadership Prize in the Research category, so here’s an interview with our brilliant designer Fraser Rothnie on how all of this came about.
Calcularis includes 48 different learning games, all of them designed to help students with dyscalculia improve their math and number skills. The software selects which games will help a student learn best, based on that child’s strengths and problem areas creating an educational environment that is truly inclusive.
While letting a child attend a regular schooling system can prove successful and helpful for the child, there is also a chance that it might simply not work out. Dyslexic children require a much more systematic and individualised learning process and sometimes a regular school might not be able to provide that.
If you’ve spent any time reading up on interventions for learning differences then you have probably come across the term multi-sensory learning. The phrase pops up fairly often in descriptions of dyslexia therapies, for example. But what exactly is multi-sensory learning, other than a buzzword? Read on to find out.
We absorb information in many different ways. Sometimes we learn by seeing, such as when we read a text. Or we may learn by hearing, as when a teacher explains a lesson to us.(more…)
Are you wondering why you or your child struggle with numbers and it’s difficult to solve the seemingly simple tasks?
It’s important to take signs of dyscalculia seriously. At the beginning of school, all children experience occasional difficulties with math. If these problems fail to dissipate with supported homework sessions or additional hours of practice, however, parents and teachers should be on alert for potential dyscalculia.