Tips for creating an inclusive mathematics classroom

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    Tips for creating an inclusive  mathematics classroom using  universal design principles Cheryl J. McAllister Southeast Missouri State University NCTM Regional Conference Paducah, KY October 10, 2002 http://cstl-cst.semo.edu/mcallister
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What is inclusion? According to Vaughn and Schumm (1995)  inclusion is “the development of a school- based education model that is student  centered and that bases educational  placement and service provision on each  student’s needs.”
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The mandate for inclusive  education Federal and state laws School board policy Special interest groups (Council for Exceptional  Children) Professional organizations’ position statements  (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics,  National Association for the Education of Young  Children)
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Federal and state law Individuals with Disabilities Education Act   (IDEA) 1997. Standardized testing required by states  for all students
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NCTM(2000).  Principles and standards for  school mathematics , p. 12 The equity principle.  Excellence in mathematics  education requires equity – high expectations  and strong support for  all  students. …  Achieving this goal requires raising  expectations for students’ learning, developing  effective methods of supporting the learning of  mathematics by all students, and providing  students and teachers with the resources they  need.
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NCTM(2000).  Principles and standards for  school mathematics , p. 12 (con’t) All students, regardless of their personal  characteristics, backgrounds, or physical  challenges, must have opportunities to  study – and support to learn -  mathematics.
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NCTM(2000).  Principles and standards for  school mathematics , p. 12 (con’t) Equity does not mean that every student  should receive identical instruction;  instead it demands that reasonable and  appropriate accommodations be made as  needed to promote access and attainment  for all students.
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NCTM(2000).  Principles and standards for  school mathematics p. 12-13  (con’t) Technology  can assist in achieving  equity and must be accessible to all  students. Help students explore complex problems Computer tutorials Link students in rural communities to advanced classes Voice recognition software                            (More on this later)
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NAEYC and NCTM (2002). Early childhood  mathematics: Promoting good beginnings, a joint  position statement. “In mathematics … learners benefit from having 
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