About This Chapter
Special Education Math Teaching Strategies - Chapter Summary
This chapter provides in-depth exploration of strategies designed to help educators teach math in special education. Learn the attributes of the mathematically proficient student and examine scaffolding, metacognitive and RTI strategies. You'll also get tips for engaging your students and learn strategies for teaching math to students with learning disabilities, dyscalculia and autism.
Tailor your review of this chapter to your unique schedule. All resources are available 24/7 via any computer or mobile device with an Internet connection. Navigate lessons in any sequence, and revisit them as often as needed to better understand strategies for teaching math in special education. If you have questions about lesson topics, be sure to send them to our experts.
How It Helps
- Builds knowledge: This chapter offers foundational information to help you understand when students are not mathematically proficient and what steps you can take to strengthen their comprehension.
- Simplifies implementation: Lessons offer strategies and clear steps you can take to quickly and easily implement new instructional methods in your classroom and boost your students' math knowledge.
- Enhances student learning: Resources in this chapter target both general and specific learning challenges to ensure you're able to confidently teach math to a diverse group of students and enhance their learning outcomes.
After finishing this chapter, you will be ready to:
- Discuss the basic attributes of a mathematically proficient student
- Provide math strategies to your students with learning disabilities
- Utilize strategies that ensure your students are engaged during your math lessons
- Incorporate scaffolding and metacognitive strategies into your math instruction
- Understand and utilize math strategies that align with Response to Intervention (RTI)
- Help your students with dyscalculia develop important math skills
- Implement teaching strategies that can help students with autism grasp math concepts
1. Attributes of a Mathematically Proficient Student
In this lesson, we will learn how to help students become mathematically proficient through the development of five interdependent strands of mathematical proficiency.
2. 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.
3. Teaching Strategies to Engage Math Students
In this lesson, we'll define engagement as it relates to students. We'll also discuss several teaching strategies that help to engage math students. Check your understanding with a brief quiz.
4. Scaffolding in Teaching: Tips & Strategies
In this lesson we'll cover some strategies and tips involved in scaffolding your students' learning. Scaffolding is defined, as is its supporting theory, and a short quiz follows.
5. RTI Strategies for Math
This lesson will define Response to Intervention (RTI). It will also provide you with mathematical teaching strategies that align with Response to Intervention.
6. 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.
7. Teaching Math to Students with Autism
As autism in the classroom has increased, most teachers have been exposed to this disorder and its unique challenges. This lesson looks at how autism affects the ability to understand math, and goes over effective teaching strategies that may help.
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