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Exploring Numbers Through Dot Patterns

Book 1, Help Your Child Master Numeracy - Dyscalculia and Dyslexia Friendly Games and Activities

This book is available for download with Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device. Multi-touch books can be read with Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device. Books with interactive features may work best on an iOS device. Apple Books on your Mac requires OS X 10.9 or later.


Written by dyscalculia expert Ronit Bird, this is a book for parents who are looking for practical ways of helping their child to develop a feel for numbers. 

The book is about teaching for understanding through numeracy games and hands-on experience of concrete materials, all based on familiar dot patterns such as those found on dice and dominoes. There are no tricks or shortcuts, no rote learning, no songs, no drill and repetition and absolutely no worksheets. The ideas have been designed specifically for children who struggle with maths but they would be equally suitable for teaching the basics of numeracy to any child, either at home or at school. 

An e-book format is ideal for focusing on exactly the kind of visual approach to learning that best suits most dyscalculic children. The author has taken full advantage of the unique capabilities of an e-book, as compared to a print book, by not only including colourful illustrations on virtually every page but also embedding more than 20 short demonstration videos into the text. Each teaching video clearly demonstrates what to do and what to say as you help your child learn the essential facts and number connections that will lead to the development of simple and effective calculation strategies.

What's New in Version 1.0.3

- Improved layout by removing hyphenation. - Added a link to the third book in the series.


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Customer Reviews


This is without doubt lesson number 1 in the journey of teaching mathematics. We are all taught that teaching of numbers 1 to 10 using counters is the beginning, however arranging them in dice formation is the way whether one is dyscalculic or not. Only a genius could have thought of this and Ronit has produced a work of genius demonstrated through her excellent videos. A must for all teachers.

Help your child develop a real understanding of number

This book tackles some basic number facts in a truly multi-sensory way, making full use of the opportunities offered by the e-book format. The activities promote real understanding because the learner is fully involved and discovers facts for themselves. Many adults lack confidence in their maths abilities, but the unobtrusive guidance offered in the videos and games and clear explanations make this book accessible to any parent - or teacher. I have been using this book with some of my dyslexic and dyspraxic pupils over the last few weeks and they have loved it - and I have seen increased confidence and understanding in the way they use number patterns to help solve problems. I wish that I'd had this book 15 years ago when my dyslexic daughter's maths teacher said that he didn't know how to teach her! Thorouhgly recommended.


Must Have !
Ronit Bird has used her vast experience to write a much needed, multi sensory maths book aimed at children with Dyscalculia.Many of the methods and ideas incorporated in the book could also be used with any children. It is easy to follow and the videos are very helpful and unique. They alsomake it easier for parents to help their children at home.This book is a must have!

Exploring Numbers Through Dot Patterns
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  • £8.49
  • Available on iPad, iPhone, and Mac.
  • Category: Education
  • Published: 17 March 2013
  • Publisher: Ronit Bird
  • Print Length: 117 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 1, Help Your Child Master Numeracy
  • Version: 1.0.3
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, or an iPad with iBooks 2 or later and iOS 5 or later, an iPhone with iOS 8.4 or later or a Mac with OS X 10.9 or later.

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