What creative strategies should I use to work with my child at home?
Playing Games at Home, such as Dominoes or dice games which can help their child understand math concepts and recognize number patterns.
Resist Using Worksheets. Whenever possible, parents should play games with their children to reinforce math facts instead of relying on worksheets. Games are almost always more interesting for kids. They present math as fun challenges to solve instead of boring concepts to memorize. If worksheets are used, it may be necessary to highlight important numbers in the instructions and throughout various problems. Allow your child to use a variety of colored pencils when completing worksheets, as it may help them more easily organize their work.
Create Visual Models to use with their homework. Similar to using manipulatives, creating visual models can expand beyond working with basic handheld objects. Understood.org advises moving around large objects in a room or drawing pictures to vividly explain aspects of math problems. Even simple household objects such as different colored socks or pairs of shoes can be used to teach addition and subtraction.
Brain Balance. (n.d.) 7 Practical Ways Parents Can Help a Child with Dyscalculia. https://blog.brainbalancecenters.com/2016/10/7-practical-ways-parents-can-help-child-dyscalculia