Monthly Archives: January 2012

Working with Numbers

Children who have great difficulty with numbers and number concepts are said to have Dyscalculia or the Math version of Dyslexia. For these children to gain access to the mysteries of Math, one of the most successful approaches is multisensory.

We’ve always known that learning by doing is the best way to promote understanding and very often, foster interest! By creatively manipulating everyday objects, children are able to better understand Math and its concepts. Abstract numbers become more apparent. Activities like measuring objects in the classroom, cutting cookies into halves and quarters, classifying groceries in the supermarket trolley; all bring Math to life!

We promote hands-on Math lessons at Hils because it works AND it’s fun. It puts true understanding and meaning to Math, that simple pushing numbers does not.