Friday, 18 March 2011

Teaching Mathematics to Middle School Students with Learning Difficulties (What Works for Special-Needs Learners)



Teaching Mathematics to Middle School Students with Learning Difficulties (What Works for Special-Needs Learners)
Marjorie Montague PhD,Asha K. Jitendra PhD | 2006-06-23 00:00:00 | The Guilford Press | 178 | Education
A highly practical resource for special educators and classroom teachers, this book provides specific instructional guidance illustrated with vignettes, examples, and sample lesson plans. Every chapter is grounded in research and addresses the nuts and bolts of teaching math to students who are not adequately prepared for the challenging middle school curriculum. Presented are a range of methods for helping struggling learners build their understanding of foundational concepts, master basic skills, and develop self-directed problem-solving strategies. While focusing on classroom instruction, the book also includes guidelines for developing high-quality middle school mathematics programs and evaluating their effectiveness.

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Edited by Marjorie Montague ( Professor of Special Education at the University of Miami) and Asha K. Jitendra (a Professor and Coordinator of Special Education at Lehigh University), Teaching Mathematics to Middle School Students with Learning Difficulties is an anthology writings by experienced educators. Methodologies for helping middle school students with learning difficulties internalize basic mathematic skills are discussed at length, along with lesson plans, guidelines for teaching self-directed problem-solving strategies, recommendations for building foundational concepts, and much more. Examples and diagrams help clarify methodologies in this timely and enthusiastically recommended resource for public and private schoolteachers.

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