In addition to obtaining the Orientation techniques that all Davis programs provide, clients of the Davis Math Mastery program master concepts that are critical to understanding math, using the Davis Concept Mastery techniques. Some of these concepts include:
- Time (without the concept of time, math will continue to be a problem)
- Sequence (working with math in symbols requires understanding sequential steps)
- Order/Disorder (putting math into symbols requires that the numerals be in their proper places, proper positions and proper conditions)
Using clay, clients then look at math fundamentals, including:
- The base-ten system of numerals
With that mastery comes the ability to understand the core parts of mathematics and, in turn, clients begin the process of working with numeric symbols on paper.
As with the Davis Dyslexia Correction Program, non-pictorial words like and, if, as, and other words used in math problems will need to be mastered, using the Symbol Mastery process and the math definitions provided in the Student Manual.
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