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Mathematics and Special Needs Children
A discussion of math instruction for special needs children.
# 120966 | 1,250 words | 8 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Education (Special) , Education (Teaching Methods) , Mathematics (General)

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Following an introduction highlighting the importance of effective math instruction for special needs children, this paper reviews the literature on effective methods of instruction. The reviewed methods include: teaching math concepts; developing lesson plans that integrate math facts with conceptual algorithms for basic operations; using diverse methods to each operation; providing additional information about basic operations; utilizing direct instruction strategies; utilizing CAI and proper software packets.

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"Westwood has pointed out that one of the most difficult learning areas for special needs students of diverse learning disabilities is mathematics. The multiple problems encountered by these students include difficulties deciding how to approach a given math problem especially word problems, making effective decisions about math operations and carrying out specified plans for problem solving. Nonetheless, Algozzine and Ysseldyke report that teaching mathematics to students with special needs can be both rewarding and exciting. However, the existence of multiple problems..."

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