Singapore Maths and Maths Difficulties: Dyslexia, Dyspraxia or Dyscalculia? (2-Day Course)
Presenter: Judy Hornigold (UK)
Date: 9 & 10 Oct 2017 Monday & Tuesday
Time: 9:30AM - 3:30PM each day
Location: Karstens, Room 903, Level 9, 123 Queen Street Melbourne 3000
Limited spots available - Early Bird: $480 General: $550
Certificate will be provided for PD training hours.
Day 1 Singapore Maths
To understand the approach to maths used in Singapore. To explore why this approach is so effective and how it differs from more traditional approaches to teaching maths. To discover how the Singapore approach can support learners with dyscalculia and maths difficulties generally.
This training day will look at the origins of Singapore Maths and why it is proving to be so successful. The five core elements of the approach will be explained, namely : Metacognition, Visualisation, Number Sense, Generalisation and Communication. The importance of the Concrete Pictorial Abstract progression will be explored and the attendees will have hands on experience of a number of Singapore type activities using a variety of concrete manipulatives. There will also be the chance to try out a range of problem solving approaches including a session on bar modelling. The effectiveness of this approach for learners with maths difficulties will be highlighted throughout the day.
Day 2 Maths Difficulties: Dyslexia, Dyspraxia or Dyscalculia?
To understand the underlying causes of difficulty in Maths , whether the difficulty stems from Dyslexia, Dyspraxia or Dyscalculia and how to identify these specific difficulties. The impact of these difficulties will be explored along with strategies to support learners.
This training day will look at the reasons why so many children struggle with maths and will help participants to identify whether the difficulties are caused by dyscalculia, dyslexia or dyspraxia. Each of these specific difficulties will be explained in terms of how to identify learners with these difficulties and practical strategies to support them. There will be plenty of opportunity for hands on examples of effective support strategies that can be implemented easily in the classroom or in 1-1 tuition.
This course will prove useful for Teachers, Teaching Assistants, SENCOs, Educational Psychologists and Parents.
Judy Hornigold (UK)
Judy is an independent educational consultant specialising in dyscalculia and dyslexia and has been a Singapore Maths trainer, for UK based Maths No Problem since 2014. She is particularly passionate about the teaching of maths and of finding ways to support learners with dyscalculia and general maths learning difficulties.
Consequently, Judy has written the PGCert in Dyscalculia and Maths Learning Difficulties for Edge Hill University and an accredited dyscalculia course for the BDA.
Judy lectures on Inclusion for Edge Hill University and is an Associate Tutor for the BDA. She also delivers lectures and workshops throughout the UK and internationally. She has written several books on dyscalculia and maths generally, as well as a guide for parents of children with dyslexia.