- 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

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 a math textbook, if needed.
- Results Assessment Interview.
- Support training for teachers, tutors, parents, or helpers.
- A Student Backpack Kit with a manual and materials necessary for a successful follow-up to the program. (Follow up consists of mastering the meanings of 21 “trigger words” which describe math functions.)

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Professional services described as Davis®, including Davis Dyslexia Correction®, Davis Symbol Mastery®, Davis Orientation Counseling®, Davis® Attention Mastery, Davis® Math Mastery, and Davis® Reading Program for Young Learners may only be provided by persons who are trained and licensed as Davis Facilitators or Specialists by Davis Dyslexia Association International.

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