About This Chapter
Teaching Foundational Math Skills to Exceptional Learners - Chapter Summary
Use the lessons in this chapter to gain greater insight into the challenges students with learning disabilities sometimes face when learning math concepts. You'll find strategies for teaching basic number sense, computation and problem-solving skills, math vocabulary and more. This chapter helps you grow as an educator while improving your students' learning outcomes.
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How It Helps
- Strengthens knowledge: Use the lessons to enhance your knowledge of the challenges students with learning disabilities can face when learning various math concepts.
- Offers tips and strategies: Bolster your math teaching methods with help from instructional tips and strategies designed for educators who work with exceptional learners.
- Improve learning outcomes: As you learn the best ways to teach foundational math to exceptional learners, you will begin to see improvements in your students' learning outcomes.
By the end of this chapter, you will be ready to:
- Define and discuss the use of metacognitive strategies
- Utilize strategies for teaching basic number sense and place value to your exceptional learners
- Help your students with learning disabilities develop their computational skills
- Boost the problem-solving skills of your exceptional learners
- Enhance the math vocabulary of your students with learning disabilities
1. Metacognitive Strategies: Definition & Examples
This lesson will define and explain in detail what metacognitive strategies are and how they can be used in the classroom to help deepen students' thinking about content and develop students who are ready and willing to tackle new content.
2. Teaching Basic Number Sense & Place Value to Students with Learning Disabilities
Students with learning disabilities sometimes struggle with fundamental concepts in mathematics. This lesson will help you understand what it means to teach number sense and place value to students with learning disabilities.
3. Teaching Computational Skills to Students with Learning Disabilities
As many as 7% of students have a math learning disability, which can impact how they compute math problems. This lesson highlights computational strategies for students with learning disabilities.
4. Teaching Problem-Solving Skills to Students with Learning Disabilities
Students with learning disabilities sometimes struggle with problem-solving in mathematics. This lesson gives you a sense of why and also offers some strategies to help.
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.
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