Foundation concepts for understanding and learning math;
Numbers, numerals, quantities, and counting;
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;
Sequencing and Logic
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 groups of.”
Comprehension practice reading story problems, as needed.
Symbol Mastery on Key glossary words of math textbook, 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.)