Providing both the ""how"" and the ""why"" of instruction, this book will provide teachers with the knowledge necessary to teach mathematics to kids from elementary school to high school who have learning difficulties. This book will help readers understand the needs of students with learning difficulties and show them how to provide instruction that makes mathematics accessible, meaningful, and learnable. Students with learning difficulties are described as those with cognitive-based learning problems, such as LD, ADHD, mild MR, and TBI, although the methods should also work with children who second language learners. As an easy-to-read resource, this book provides both the ""how"" and the ""why"" of instruction, giving teachers background on the basics of mathematics and showing them how to implement strategies in their classrooms that will help students with all types of learning difficulties understand mathematical concepts and strategies. The book is divided into four sections. Section one serves as an introduction to the rest of the book, outlining what will be presented, why it is important, and how the information can be used. Section two explains the Big Ideas of mathematics and why mathematics instruction is important for students with learning difficulties.
Publisher: Brookes Publishing Co
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 635 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 14 mm
"A rich resource for all teachers who are challenged to meet the unique math instructional needs of their students . . . [and] a perfect textbook for teaching training courses in math instruction." --Esther Minskoff, Ph.D."James Madison University" (12/15/2006)
"This is an excellent resource for teachers of K-12 math with struggling learners . . . It is a book that demonstrates many ways the mathematics teacher can make students' thoughts and ideas overt . . . The [authors] present ideas that will generate attention, interest, and surprise among students, and thus will foster creative thinking." --Zafer Unal, Ph.D."Assistant Professor, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg; Reviewed in Education Review-Brief Reviews" (11/30/2007)
"An excellent big-picture approach to teaching mathematics." --Sally L. Smith
-An excellent big-picture approach to teaching mathematics.-
--Sally L. Smith
"An excellent big-picture approach to teaching mathematics."
--Sally L. Smith