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How Can Movement Help Learners with Dyscalculia?

Movement can be a very effective tool for helping learners with dyscalculia, which is a learning disability that affects a person's ability to understand and perform math-related tasks.

There are many ways that movement can be incorporated into the treatment of dyscalculia and we will take a look at those in this blog.

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Use hands-on materials

Allowing learners to use manipulatives such as blocks, counters, or base ten blocks, can help them understand mathematical concepts through physical interaction.

Incorporate movement into math lessons

You can make math lessons more interactive and engaging by adding a physical element. For example, you could have your learner stand up and write out math problems with a whiteboard and marker, or have them act out a math story.

Use movement to practice math skills

You can use movement to help your learner practice math skills, such as skip counting, measuring, or comparing quantities. For example, you could have your learner use their body to measure objects or distances, or you could create a game that involves counting or sorting objects.

Incorporate physical activity into breaks

You can use physical activity as a way to break up sedentary activities, such as math practice or classwork. You could set a timer and have your learner do a quick burst of physical activity, such as jumping jacks or push-ups, during breaks. When teaching about money, Kids Freeze Dance has many videos that mix movement with counting and adding up money.

Overall, by incorporating movement into math lessons and practice, you can make learning more interactive and engaging for your learner with dyscalculia and help them practice and improve their math skills.

What is the best way to engage your students?

Just add purposeful movement! ​ Kids Freeze Dance™ is a streaming service for teachers and parents that features content themed educational videos mixed with purposeful movement! Each video features Jay on the Drums and emphasizes different content spanning Kindergarten through Third Grade while focusing on Math and Literacy concepts.

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