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Teaching Math to People with Down’s Syndrome and Other Hands-On Learners
For years, the math program explained in TEACHING MATH has been successfully used with preschoolers, children, and adults with Down syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and other cognitive disabilities. Its success lies in capitalizing on the visual learning strengths of these concrete learners and using manipulatives, games, and activities to teach and maintain motivation. A key feature of this method is the early introduction of the calculator, which allows students to progress in their understanding of math without having to memorize math facts. This book can be used to help students learn the critical math survival skills needed for living independently or help students in their math curricula at school.
Teaching Language Arts, Math & Science to Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities
Diane Browder Ph.D and Fred Spooner Ph.D
Under NCLB, students with severe disabilities are expected to make progress on state academic content standards in language arts, math, and science. But what material should educators teach from these three content areas, and how should they teach it? With this textbook, future educators will finally have the answers they need. The first major research-to-practice resource on this critical topic, this text goes beyond functional and access skills and shows educators how to make the general curriculum accessible to students of all ages with significant cognitive disabilities.
Assessment: Test of Early Mathematics Ability (TEMA-3)
The TEMA-3 measures the mathematics performance of children between the ages of 3-0 and 8-11 and is also useful with older children who have learning problems in mathematics. It can be used as a norm-referenced measure or as a diagnostic instrument to determine specific strengths and weaknesses. Thus, the test can be used to measure progress, evaluate programs, screen for readiness, discover the bases for poor school performance in mathematics, identify gifted students, and guide instruction and remediation. The test measures informal and formal (school-taught) concepts and skills in the following domains: numbering skills, number-comparison facility, numeral literacy, mastery of number facts, calculation skills, and understanding of concepts. It has two parallel forms, each containing 72 items.
Assistive Technology: Math Kit
The Math Kit is a collection of low-tech and mid-tech tools to help a student with basic addition, subtraction, multiplication and division tasks. The tools in this kit provide alternate methods of representation for traditional number concepts such as measuring, counting, writing math numbers and symbols, simple calculations, money and time. The tools in this kit include: Talking Calculator, Time Timer, Advanced Place Value Marker Board, Erasable Highlighter, Numbers & Signs Stamp Set and Pad, See & Say Fraction Calculator, Flexible Folding Fraction, Percentage, and Decimal Table, Flexible Folding Multiplication Table, Flexible Folding Addition Table, Master Fraction 2/3/5, See & Solve, Texas Instruments TI15, Math Maker Template CD, Master Ruler - Metric, Master Ruler - Fractions of an Inch, Finger Grip Ruler, Magnifying Ruler, Kids Ruler, Hot Dots Power Pen, Elapsed Time Line, Bullsye Compass, Giant Calculator, Dry Erase Die, and Coin-U-Later.