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This month’s newsletter is all about math. Some folks can’t live with it and others can’t live without it. Learn ways to make math meaningful.

Never heard of DYSCALCULIA?
You're not alone.

"Dyscalculia is a learning issue that causes serious math difficulties. It isn’t as well-known as dyslexia. However, some researchers now think it is almost as common." - Amanda Morin,

Want to see for yourself? To experience what it's like to have a math (or other) learning disability, click here. You may be surprised!

Turning a learning challenge into a learning victory is what we're all about.
Listen to one of our former students describe her struggles to overcome dyscalculia. (More success stories here!)

Listen to Line Rothman, a recent graduate from the creative business and design school Kaospilot, Aarhus, Denmark. Her dyscalculia prevents her from sensing or counting the passing of time, but her quirky adaptations have given her a renewed strength and resilience.

Want more info? Visit our
Dyscalculia page on the Discovery Therapies website.


Just for Fun

Here’s some advice: At a job 
interview, tell them you’re willing to give 110 percent. Unless the job is a statistician.

Comedian Adam Gropman

After a talking sheepdog gets all the sheep in the pen, he reports back to the farmer: “All 40 accounted for.”

“But I only have 36 sheep,” says the farmer.

“I know,” says the sheepdog. “But I rounded them up.”


Hear about the statistician 
who drowned crossing a river?

was four feet deep on average.

With the Ark settled safely after the flood, Noah opens the doors and commands the animals, “Go forth and multiply!”  All the animals depart the Ark, except for two snakes in the back. Noah proclaims again, “Go forth and multiply,” yet the snakes stay put.  Perturbed, Noah finally asks them, “Why have you not followed my command?” The snakes flick their tongues and answer, “We can’t multiply, Noah—we’re Adders.”

Free webinars, games, motivational tools, printable worksheets and much more from "the most widely adopted personalized learning curriculum in the United States."
Free games, interactive times tables, classroom activities, crafts, recipes and a special area for parents who want to help their child learn. From 1st grade through high school.
Puzzles and an illustrated math dictionary can be found here. math quizzes and games to help all the way from simple addition to pre-calculus. (requires subscription)
Comprehensive coverage designed to meet state standards, IXL is "...the world's most comprehensive math practice program...All questions—even word problems—are algorithmically generated, meaning that every question is unique, and students never see repeats no matter how long they practice." They have also added divisions for social studies, science and language arts.

There's LOTS more info on math struggles on  our  website - check it out!



When it comes to math, it is all about keeping it real! How many of us have struggled with math or expressed a dislike of math in the past? To have your child make a meaningful connection with math, it is important to be positive and to make math relevant. Take every opportunity to make math a part of your daily routine.

For younger students, parents can suggest counting all cars of a certain color as you drive. How about identifying the shapes of restaurant signs? See this article for more information. 

For older students, make it a family project to get involved in couponing. Many math skills can be utilized while you are saving money. See this website for more information.


RECOMMENDED READING - Stanford University

This is a great article that highlights an important thing to remember when students are being asked to memorize math facts. Children and adults alike need to have a strong number sense in order to develop true math fluency.

Number sense is the ability to work with numbers flexibly. For example, the article (Boaler, 2015) states, “when asked to solve 7 x 8 someone with number sense may have memorized 56 but they would also be able to work out that 7 x 7 is 49 and then add 7 to make 56, or they may work out ten 7’s and subtract two 7’s (70-14). They would not have to rely on a distant memory.”

This article is a valuable resource. At the end, activities are included to use to develop number sense.

"If I hadn't received educational therapy and learned how to think my way through math, I would have failed algebra in high school. Thank you, Discovery! I'm 24 now and still using what I learned."
-- Former Discovery student
At Discovery Therapies,
we work hard to prepare your student for a lifetime of learning!

Game(s) of the Month
We couldn’t pick just one! See this website for many different math games that practice skills from addition to fractions. Check out their free e-book, too! 

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Christmas in July!

Respond to a post during the month of July and your name will be entered in a drawing for a $25 gift card. Our Facebook will feature math activities and information for building math skills.

Try out one of the activities or read a suggested resource and then respond by posting your feedback.  The name will be drawn on July 31 and the winner will be revealed on Facebook.


Stay tuned for more details about parent orientation videos that will be uploaded to Facebook and to our website These videos will acclimate those new to Discovery Therapies and returning students to homework and other information that will  support the interventions used during sessions.


More Fun... and Groans

Q: Why should the number 288 never be mentioned?
A: It's two gross. 

Q: What does the zero say to the the eight?
A: Nice belt! 

Q: Where do math teachers go on vacation?
A: To Times Square.

Q: What do you call friends who love math?
A: Algebros

Q: What do you call a number that can't keep still?
A: A roamin' numeral. 

Q: How does a mathematician induce good behavior in her children?
A: `I've told you n times, I've told you n+1 times...' 

Father: What did you do in school today?
Son: We played a guessing game.
Father: I thought you had your math exam.
Son: Exactly! 


Discovery Therapies, Inc. is a family of educational therapists with a passion for reaching children with learning differences. Together, we have over 147 years of experience in the field of education. Together, we have a passion for unlocking the minds of struggling learners. Together, we are Discovery!


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