Ch 19: Promoting Math Skills for Students with Learning Disabilities

About This Chapter

This chapter allows you to review instructional and assessment strategies for teaching math to students with learning disabilities. This resource is an effective tool you can use to enhance your knowledge for professional purposes or to review this topic prior to taking a teacher certification exam.

Promoting Math Skills for Students with Learning Disabilities - Chapter Summary

From addition to reasoning, this chapter is designed to address effective strategies special education teachers can use to help students with learning difficulties understand math concepts and operations. You can develop a stronger understanding of how to develop strategies for specific math learning difficulties.

You will also review assistive technology for use in math classes and how to develop math assessments. Upon completion of this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Identify types of math learning difficulties
  • Utilize effective teaching methods for math and problem solving
  • Implement strategies for teaching math to students with learning disabilities, including dyscalculia
  • Use teaching strategies to teach math vocabulary, addition and reasoning to students with learning disabilities
  • Assist students in making sense of math problems and how to solve them
  • Understand assistive technology used in math class
  • List types of mathematical assessment methods and choose one that works best for you

In this self-paced study resource, you are provided with 24/7 access to video and text lessons from any device and instruction from experts in the field. Instructors are easily contacted with any questions using a brief online form. Measure what you've learned and whether you need further review of any topic using brief self-assessment quizzes in each lesson.

10 Lessons in Chapter 19: Promoting Math Skills for Students with Learning Disabilities
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Types of Math Learning Difficulties

1. Types of Math Learning Difficulties

Many learning difficulties can affect a student's mathematical abilities, but there is only one disability specific to math learning. In this lesson, you'll learn about dyscalculia, its warning signs and other related learning disorders.

Teaching Math: Methods & Strategies

2. Teaching Math: Methods & Strategies

Teachers play an important role in fostering mathematics skills. In this lesson, learn some good ways to teach math methods and problem-solving strategies.

Math Strategies for Students with Learning Disabilities

3. Math Strategies for Students with Learning Disabilities

All students need strategies to find success in math, including those with learning disabilities. What kind of strategies work best? Read on to find out.

Strategies for Teaching Students with Dyscalculia

4. Strategies for Teaching Students with Dyscalculia

When teaching a student with dyscalculia, remember that there are simple strategies to help the student learn and grow. Here is a list of some things you can try in your classroom today.

Teaching Math Vocabulary to Students with Learning Disabilities

5. Teaching Math Vocabulary to Students with Learning Disabilities

Learning vocabulary can be a big part of what helps students succeed in math. This lesson helps you understand how to teach math vocabulary to students with learning disabilities.

Teaching Addition to Students with Special Needs

6. Teaching Addition to Students with Special Needs

Are you looking for an engaging way to teach addition to your students with special needs? This lesson provides multisensory strategies and examples for helping students with special needs learn to solve addition problems.

Teaching Reasoning in Math: Types & Methods

7. Teaching Reasoning in Math: Types & Methods

This lesson will introduce several types of reasoning, including: connective, inductive, deductive, abstract, quantitative, and adaptive. Further, we will discuss methods for teaching students to use connective reasoning to solve mathematical problems.

Teaching Students Sense-Making in Math Problems

8. Teaching Students Sense-Making in Math Problems

Teaching math strategies is one of the more challenging subjects teachers face. We will identify how and why to teach students to use logical reasoning in solving math problems and identify useful tools for doing so.

Classroom Assistive Technology for Math

9. 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.

Developing Mathematical Assessments for the Classroom

10. Developing Mathematical Assessments for the Classroom

Assessments are an essential part of the teaching process. In this lesson, you'll learn how to develop mathematical assessments for the classroom. You'll also explore major types of assessments that can test your students' understanding.

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