To contrast the phenomenon of false positives in the diagnoses of dyscalculia in Italy, among 3rd grade children, a 3-year project (2011-2014), built upon a collaboration between psychologists and mathematics educators, was carried out. Within the project specific teaching strategies for preventing and addressing learning difficulties in arithmetic arising at the beginning of primary school were designed and tested in schools nation wide. This paper presents the project’s background and the theoretical foundations of the didactical material designed, providing also some examples. In particular, prototypical examples will show how the activities, grounded within a kinesthetic-tactile and visual-spatial approach, are designed to lead to students’ interiorization of part-whole relations, and to their thinking about multiplication through structured diagrams. Qualitative data confirming effectiveness of the proposed didactical strategies will also be discussed.

Buone pratiche didattiche per prevenire falsi positivi nelle diagnosi di discalculia: il progetto “PerContare” / Preventing false positives in the diagnosis of dyscalculia through good teaching practices: the “PerContare” project / BACCAGLINI FRANK, ANNA ETHELWYN; Bartolini, Maria Giuseppina. - In: FORM@RE. - ISSN 1825-7321. - ELETTRONICO. - 15:3(2015), pp. 170-184. [10.13128/formare-17182]

Buone pratiche didattiche per prevenire falsi positivi nelle diagnosi di discalculia: il progetto “PerContare” / Preventing false positives in the diagnosis of dyscalculia through good teaching practices: the “PerContare” project

BACCAGLINI FRANK, ANNA ETHELWYN;BARTOLINI, Maria Giuseppina
2015

Abstract

To contrast the phenomenon of false positives in the diagnoses of dyscalculia in Italy, among 3rd grade children, a 3-year project (2011-2014), built upon a collaboration between psychologists and mathematics educators, was carried out. Within the project specific teaching strategies for preventing and addressing learning difficulties in arithmetic arising at the beginning of primary school were designed and tested in schools nation wide. This paper presents the project’s background and the theoretical foundations of the didactical material designed, providing also some examples. In particular, prototypical examples will show how the activities, grounded within a kinesthetic-tactile and visual-spatial approach, are designed to lead to students’ interiorization of part-whole relations, and to their thinking about multiplication through structured diagrams. Qualitative data confirming effectiveness of the proposed didactical strategies will also be discussed.
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Buone pratiche didattiche per prevenire falsi positivi nelle diagnosi di discalculia: il progetto “PerContare” / Preventing false positives in the diagnosis of dyscalculia through good teaching practices: the “PerContare” project / BACCAGLINI FRANK, ANNA ETHELWYN; Bartolini, Maria Giuseppina. - In: FORM@RE. - ISSN 1825-7321. - ELETTRONICO. - 15:3(2015), pp. 170-184. [10.13128/formare-17182]
BACCAGLINI FRANK, ANNA ETHELWYN; Bartolini, Maria Giuseppina
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