A story about 9 wanting to be 10 (addition help). There is more in this lesson, but this short story is a great way to connect the left and right sides of the brain to learn a new fact. She goes on to talk about 8 “itching to be 10”, and so on. What a great way to present this method of adding. My non-apraxic brain automatically sees this, but I was never sure how to frame it in a way that George would get it.
I am not sure how the school has been teaching this, as they never told me, but I do know that the method they were using was not working for him. Once he understood Touch Point and Adding On, he had trouble learning any of the other methods. Memorizing doubles has not taken place, so that will be another area I will look for help with.
The video above also gives a visual representation I can use, in a physical form to add in sensory input, to find the answer to a math problem.
Here are the math facts set to music.