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Dybuster Calcularis

 

Overview: A mathematical learning software for school and home use

Age Range: Grade 2-7

 
 

Product Details

Dybuster Calcularis is a mathematical learning software application for school and home. It represents a unique way of assisting the brain in essential learning and maturation processes. Calcularis combines cutting-edge findings from neuroscience and neuropsychology with tried-and-tested principles from the field of computer science. For more information specific to a home license or school license, please visit the individual tabs on this page.

Dybuster Calcularis can be installed as many times as desired. By installing the program at your child's home, school, grandparents' house and wherever else they spend time, you make it possible for the them to train whenever and wherever they are able to do so.

  • Windows: Windows Vista, 7, 8, or 10
  • Mac OS: Mac OS X 10.6 or later Graphics card: Support for OpenGL 1.4 or newer
  • Linux: Debian 8, Ubuntu 14 and others
  • Screen resolution: Minimum 800 x 600 pixels
  • Internet connection

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for-parents

Help for your child struggling in math

Dybuster Calcularis helps to make the process of learning math more efficient, fun, and engaging for your child. It uses the latest neuroscience and advanced data analytics to adapt to the capabilities and speed of each learner. It supports your child's learning development in exactly the areas where their difficulties lie and provides you with a simple tool to track your child's progress.

 Dybuster Calcularis  screen

Is your child struggling to learn math? These skills may include:

  • Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division
  • Estimating: The ability to distinguish between amounts without counting
  • Subitizing: The ability to understand amounts of elements without counting
  • Number Representation: The ability to understand numbers as amounts in Arabic notation and as words
  • Ordinality: The ability to order numbers based on which is larger/smaller
  • Number range: The ability to place numbers correctly on a number line, develop a mental number line, and develop an understanding of a range of numbers
  • Math facts: The ability to quickly add a one-digit numbers with a one or two-digit result

Why might my child be struggling?

During childhood, certain regions of the brain develop to specialize in the processing of numbers and mathematical tasks. For children with weaknesses in mathematics, this natural development is delayed; sometimes, it largely fails to occur at all. Dybuster Calcularis offers a unique way of promoting essential learning and maturation processes in the brain. It combines modern findings from developmental psychology and neuroscience with tried-and-tested principles from the fields of information theory and computer science.

Custom-tailored Training

Dybuster Calcularis adapts its learning content to suit the capabilities and speed of each individual user. This means that each user's learning development is supported in exactly the areas where their difficulties lie. Personalized training modules offer learners a play-based way to overcome their arithmetic difficulties.

  • 48 different learning games improve the neuronal processing of numbers and the user's comprehension of a mental number line.
  • The software trains addition, subtraction, multiplication and division operations in a 0-1000 range.
  • The software lays essential foundations for the acquisition of more advanced mathematical skills.

Dybuster Calcularis really works:

Suggested training for Dybuster Calcularis consists of just three or four sessions per week that last 15-20 minutes each. Scientific studies show that targeted training with Dybuster Calcularis actually causes neuroplastic changes in the brain. After using Dybuster Calcularis, students1:

  • Increased their math skills
  • Solved more math problems
  • Made 35% fewer mathematical errors
  • Did significantly better when working with number line tasks
  • Had less math-related anxiety

Game-based learning

Dybuster Calcularis guides the child's learning. When necessary, it repeats certain content or exercises to ensure that learned material is consolidated and retained. Progress is displayed in the form of a friendly animation. As a reward, younger users can purchase animals for a virtual zoo, increasing their motivation and enhancing their enjoyment in learning.

Footnotes:
  1. Scientific studies have shown that targeted training leads to neuroplastic changes in the brain in areas associated with the development of mathematical abilities (K. Kucian, 2011). After just six weeks of Calcularis training, learners can solve over 31% more math problems (T. Kaeser A. B.-M., 2012) and increased their subtractions skills from an average percentile rank of 12.9 to 29 percentiles (T. Kaeser, 2013). In a more recent study, learners showed significant improvements in number line tasks (L. Rauscher, 2016). In addition, Calcularis has been shown to reduce math anxiety (M. von Aster, 2015).
  2. Dybuster AG, a Swiss company, is the owner of Calcularis.
  3. Pearson Clinical Assessment, a business unit of NCS Pearson, Inc., is the authorized distributor of Calcularis within the United States.
  4. Dybuster and Dybuster Calcularis are trademarks in the UK, Switzerland, France, Austria, Germany, U.S., Canada, India, and Brazil and/or other countries.
  5. Copyright © 2017 Pearson Education. All rights reserved.

 

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Dybuster Calcularis is a mathematical learning software application for school and home. It represents a unique way of assisting the brain in essential learning and maturation processes. Calcularis combines cutting-edge findings from neuroscience and neuropsychology with tried-and-tested principles from the field of computer science.

Dybuster Calcularis lays a solid foundation for mathematics and can be integrated easily in the day-to-day activities of the school

  • Students can work with Calcularis without adult supervision, at any time and from anywhere - at school or home.
  • Data is synchronized automatically by our server
  • Can be downloaded directly from the website
  • The progress of all students can be viewed & managed online
  • Dybuster Calcularis Coach gives you insights into how your students are working

Features and benefits of Dybuster Calcularis:

  • Personalization: Dybuster Calcularis uses advanced data analytics to adapt to the capabilities and speed of each individual user and supports children’s learning development in exactly the areas where their difficulties lie.
  • Game based learning: The game-based courses help make learning fun. As a reward, users can purchase animals for a virtual zoo, increasing their motivation and enhancing their enjoyment in learning
  • Independent training: Children work independently at a computer at school or home. While it's important for adults to support and encourage learners, the software manages the training. Dybuster Calcularis indicates immediately - after
    each input - whether the answer given by the child is right or wrong
  • Video tutorials: Instructional videos guide the user gently through the program and the 17 games
  • Progress Monitoring:
    • Personal Progress: Learners can track their progress using a fun animated graphic. This increases their motivation and encourages them to celebrate the acquisition of new skills
    • Teachers: The Dybuster Calcularis Coach program is offered to enable administrators and teachers to see which fundamental skills are being developed and trained

Content & Administration

  • Calcularis is divided into four number ranges of progressively increasing width: 0-10, 0-20, 0-100, 0-1000. In each of the number ranges, the user works in three different areas: number processing, addition and subtraction, and multiplication and division.
  • Dybuster Calcularis trains the following mathematical skills:

  • 17 different learning games - in a total of 48 different varieties - support neuronal processing of numbers and promote the development of basic mathematical skills
  • The Dybuster Calcularis Coach program is offered to enable administrators and teachers to see which fundamental skills are being developed and trained

Proven Success:

Scientific studies have shown that targeted training leads to neuroplastic changes in the brain in areas associated with the development of mathematical abilities (K. Kucian, 2011). After just six weeks of Calcularis training, learners can solve over 31% more math problems (T. Kaeser A. B.-M., 2012) and increased their subtractions skills from an average percentile rank of 12.9 to 29 percentiles (T. Kaeser, 2013). In a more recent study, learners showed significant improvements in number line tasks (L. Rauscher, 2016). In addition, Calcularis has been shown to reduce math anxiety (M. von Aster, 2015).

Contact us for more information on Dybuster Calcularis

Call: 1-888-988-8048
Tech Support: Dybustersupport@pearson.com
Sales/Info: Dybusterinfo@pearson.com

Dybuster AG, a Swiss company, is the owner of Calcularis

Pearson Clinical Assessment, a business unit of NCS Pearson, Inc., is the authorized distributor of Calcularis within the United States

Dybuster and Dybuster Calcularis are trademarks in the UK, Switzerland, France, Austria, Germany, U.S., Canada, India, and Brazil and/or other countries.

Pricing & Ordering

A year’s worth of training for your child costs $75 (prices are valid in the United States through Dec 31, 2018 and are subject to change without notice).

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  • Dybuster Calcularis Home License
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  • Dybuster Calcularis Home License Renewal
    0150020643
    $75.00
     
 
 
 
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P: 1-888-988-8048
Tech Support: Dybustersupport@pearson.com
Sales/Info: Dybusterinfo@pearson.com