Davis® Math Mastery is designed to correct problems learning math. Sometimes called dyscalculia, problems with math can often go hand-in-hand with dyslexia and ADHD symptoms.
The Davis approach goes to the root issues that cause some people to have problems understanding and learning math with traditional teaching methods. Visual-spatial thinkers are often confused by the words and symbols which describe math functions. When the foundation concepts for understanding all mathematics are mastered, learning math becomes easy.
Like Davis® Dyslexia Correction, the first step in Davis® Math Mastery is to enable children and adults to control disorientation. Once students can be sure that their perceptions are accurate, they can resolve any confusions about math with methods that build upon their creative and imaginative strengths.
The length of a Davis® Math Mastery program varies, depending on individual needs but usually, is scheduled for the 8 days. Less time may be required if the client has already completed a Davis® Dyslexia Reading Mastery or Attention Mastery program.
Davis® Math Mastery Programs Address:
- Foundation concepts for understanding and learning math
- Numbers, numerals, quantities, and counting
- Place value
- Arithmetic operations
- Fractions and decimals
- Word problem comprehension
- Techniques for learning math facts like basic addition or multiplication tables
- Telling time or keeping track of time
- Reading or using a calendar
- Other math skills as needed
- Sequencing and Logic
Develop the Tools Through a Series of Exercises
During the program, the client is taken through a series of exercises to develop tools which bring about the following:
- ability to focus
- ability to regulate self-energy
- an overall sense of well-being
- mastery of basic language symbols, as needed
- Mastery of the foundation concepts underlying all mathematics:
- Change, Cause-Effect
- Order vs. Disorder
- Completion of Davis Math Function Exercises:
- Twelve exercises which quickly lead to competency with dividing three-place numbers including decimals.
- Symbol Mastery practice on Story Problem Trigger Words:
- For example the word “by.” The common meaning in everyday language would be “close to.” There are two separate meanings which must be mastered for accurate comprehension in math — for multiplication the meaning would be “using as a multiplier,” and for division, the meaning would be “into groups of.”
- Comprehension practice reading story problems and specific math level glossary, as needed.
Every Davis program culminates with a Results Assessment Interview, and support training for teachers, tutors, parents and helpers.
Clients receive a Backpack Kit with a manual and materials necessary for successful follow-up to the program. (Follow up consists of mastering the meanings of 21 “trigger words” which describe math functions.)