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Making Mathematics Meaningful for Students with Learning Problems: Powerful Teaching Strategies that Work David Allsopp, Ph. D. Department of Special Education University of South Florida [email protected]
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Agenda Introduction/Objectives Topic #1: Importance of Meaning and Teacher Self- Reflection Topic #2: Why Do Students with Learning Disabilities Have Difficulty Learning Mathematics Topic #3: Ten Powerful Teaching Techniques Topic #4: Long-Term Professional Development: Introduction to MatheVIDS Topic #5: Questions/Discussion
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Learning Objectives Self-relect on beliefs and preparedness to teach mathematics to students with learning disabilities. Prioritize several important areas for long term professional development. Identify learning characteristics that make learning mathematics difficult for students with learning disabilities. Identify powerful/effective instructional strategies & determine how you can use at least one to improve mathematics learning for your students. Learn about one resource, MathVIDS, and how to use it for my personal professional development goals.
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Topic #1: Importance of Meaning & Teacher Self-Reflection Meaning... Why is meaning important? Some examples
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Conceptual Meaning 2 x 4 = ? 1/2 x 1/4 = ?
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Can you explain your answer for each problem?
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How can we enhance the meaning?
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Use Language 2 x 4 = ? two groups of four Nittany Lions is how many Lions 1/2 x 1/4 = ? one-half of a one-fourth piece of pizza is how much pizza
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Provide Concrete Experience 2 X 4 = ? two groups of four Nittany Lions is how many Lions
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Provide Concrete Experiences 1/2 x 1/4 = ? one-half of a one-fourth piece of pizza is how much pizza
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What is... 4+2+4+4+3+3+5+4+4 ? Contextual Meaning
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Contextual Meaning Solution: 3 under par! (Golf)
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Write a title for a short story you might write for the following picture... Meaning and Disability
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Write Your Title
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One thing I would like to remember from the learning activities for this topic is... ✍
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Brief reflection on what learning problems feel like 7 Learning Characteristics That Are Barriers for Learning Mathematics Topic #2: Why is it Difficult for Students with Learning Disabilities to Learn Mathematics?
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Let’s Take A Quiz Informal Mathematics Teacher Competency Inventory
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Lets Take a Quiz!! Directions: Solve the following basic facts. You have 1 minute to complete this quiz. Please remember that the + symbol means multiply, the - symbol means divide, the ÷ symbol means add, and the x symbol means subtract. 8 + 2 = 14 ÷ 7 = 12 x 2 = 10 - 2 = 6 x 5 = 9 ÷ 9 = 9 + 6 = 12 ÷ 2 = 5 + 6 16 - 4 = 6 ÷ 6 = 10 - 5 = 17 x 2 = 8 ÷ 4 = 4 x 3 = 15 - 3 = 9 ÷ 2 = 15 x 3 = 9 - 3 = 4 + 4 = 6 ÷ 6 = 8 + 3 8 x 7 = 2 x 1 = 14 - 7 = 6 x 2 = 8 + 5 = 9 - 1 = 6 + 6 = 8 - 4 = 20 - 1- = 8 + 2 = 6 ÷ 2 =
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