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Differentiation & Accommodations in the Math Classroom - Chapter Summary
Students often have learning needs that are as diverse as their personal backgrounds. Examine ways to use differentiation and make accommodations to ensure you're able to help your unique group of students learn various math concepts. This chapter explores differentiated instruction, guided math, accommodation and modification. It also discusses ways to assist students with dyscalculia and how to utilize assistive technology for math.
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How It Helps
- Defines key concepts: This chapter defines important concepts that can help you better understand the basics of differentiation and accommodation in the math classroom.
- Teaches methods and strategies: Lessons go over various instructional methods and strategies you can use to ensure you're able to teach math to a diverse group of students.
- Simplifies implementation: Get the in-depth details you need to quickly and effectively implement strategies for using differentiation, accommodation and assistive technology in the classroom.
Reviewing the lessons in this chapter enables you to:
- Understand the importance of being sensitive to student diversity
- Explain the use of differentiated instruction
- List the main principles and strategies for differentiating math instruction
- Explain the use of guided math as a way to differentiate instruction for students
- Differentiate between the concepts of accommodation and modification
- Identify and describe accommodations that can be used for students with math learning disabilities
- Share accommodations that can be made for students with dyscalculia
- Discuss the use of assistive technology for math and how it can be implemented in the classroom
1. Teaching Math to Diverse Students
Diverse student populations challenge teachers to meet all students' learning needs. This lesson discusses diversity in the math classroom and offers ideas for differentiating your instruction to meet unique student needs.
2. What Is Differentiated Instruction? - Examples, Definition & Activities
This lesson explores the concept of differentiated instruction and how this approach to teaching takes into account the differences between learners and modifies instruction to meet the needs of all students. After completing the lesson, take the short quiz that follows.
3. How to Differentiate Math Instruction
In today's diverse classrooms, teachers must differentiate their math instruction in order to meet the needs of a variety of learners. This lesson will explain the main principles of and strategies that support the differentiated math classroom.
4. Guided Math as Differentiated Instruction
Teaching math concepts to students at different levels of understanding can be challenging. This lesson defines guided math and differentiated instruction, and describes how to incorporate the concepts into classroom lessons.
5. Accommodation vs. Modification: Definition & Examples
This lesson discusses the instructional practices of accommodation and modification within the context of Section 504 Plans and Individualized Education Programs. Additionally, several examples of each practice are provided.
6. Accommodations for Students with Math Learning Disabilities
Students with math learning disabilities often require extra support in order to learn and succeed in school. This lesson illustrates some accommodations you can use to help these learners.
7. Dyscalculia Accommodations in School
There may be students with dyscalculia in your class. In this lesson, we will look at some accommodations for students with dyscalculia to help you meet their unique and specific learning needs.
8. Classroom Assistive Technology for Math
Lack of availability or cost alone cannot be used as an excuse for denying an assistive technology device to a student. This lesson will expand on classroom assistive technology for math and provide suggestions that can be implemented tomorrow.
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