Diagnosing learning difficulties
Overview of Dyscalculia
Maths Online Interview
The interview is a diagnostic tool provided by the Victorian government as a thorough one-on-one diagnostic activity.
Sample Student Work
There are examples of above average, below average, and average student work for each Level in the AUSVELS Math Curriculum: http://ausvels.vcaa.vic.edu.au/Mathematics/Curriculum/F-10
Geary (2009) and the Number Sets Test
An example of a good diagnostic test: The Decimal Comparison Test (DCT)
Teaching and Learning Fractions:
Pearn and Stevens (2004): http://www.merga.net.au/documents/RP552007.pdf
Other Useful Resources:
Clarke (2001), Understanding, Assessing, and Developing Young Children’s Mathematical Thinking. Click here for the PDF from MERGA.net.au.
Butterworth (2005), The development of arithmetical abilities. Click here for the PDF.
Autism & Temple Grandin:
Find out more about her and her autism through these various links:
Temple Grandin, HBO Films, 2012: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1278469
Temple Grandin: The world needs all kinds of minds, TED, 2010: http://www.ted.com/talks/temple_grandin_the_world_needs_all_kinds_of_minds.html
Temple Grandin, Wikipedia Page.
Temple Grandin, YouTube Video Search Results.