Davis Math Mastery
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;
- Learning math facts like basic addition or multiplication tables;
- Telling time or keeping track of time;
- Reading or using a calendar;
- Making change;
- Balancing a checkbook;
- Sequencing and Logic.
Davis Math Mastery® provides tools to correct problems
learning math. These learning problems are sometimes called dyscalculia
and can often accompany dyslexia and ADD 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.
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 the needs of the individual. Usually, the Facilitator will schedule 7
to 8 days. Less time may be required if the client has already
completed a basic Davis
Dyslexia Correction program.
Basic Outline of a Davis Math Mastery Program:
- Davis Perceptual Ability Assessment and Symptoms Profile Interview
- Davis Orientation Counseling®
- Mastery of basic language symbols, as needed
- Introduction to Davis Symbol Mastery®
- Mastery of the foundation concepts underlying all mathematics:
Change, Cause-Effect, Before-After, Consequence, Time, Sequence, and
Order vs. Disorder
- 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
- Comprehension practice reading story problems, as needed.
- Symbol Mastery on Key glossary words of math text book, if needed.
- Results Assessment Interview .
- Support training for teachers, tutors, parents and helpers.
- A Student 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.)