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Supporting dyscalculic learners with word problems

One of the most effective ways to support dyscalculic learners when tacking word problems is to use the bar modeling method. This is a very common method in countries such as Singapore and China and helps the learner to visualise the maths. The model shows them which operation they need to use to solve the problem and what steps they need to take.


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Maths No Problem



Word Problems



Bar Modelling