CI401M2_SpecialNeeds_2_

CI401M2_SpecialNeeds_2_ - Hot Topics Presentation Maggie...

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Presentation Maggie Sharp Mike Desario Megan Nagy James Balamuta “Hot Topics”
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What is our topic? Our topic centers around how we as Mathematics teachers can provide an effective interface between the mathematics in our classrooms and the educational needs of the “special” student. In essence, we seek the most effective engagement methods to satisfy the mathematical needs of our ever diversifying special needs student populous. Working with special needs students in the math classroom
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iClicker #1 (A) Severe Cognitive Defciencies (B) Behavioral or Emotional Disorders (C) Memory Problems (D) Metacognitive Defcits (E) GiFted Students What Do You Think Constitutes a Special Needs Student?
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ur” Def·i·ni·tion of Special Needs Special needs students are students who require adapted instruction from the general instruction in the classroom. Special needs encompasses ALL students from those that are gifted to those with learning disabilities .
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Aside from being Federally Mandated. .. (White, 2004) and NCTM’s Equity Principle (“NCTM,” 2000) The latest Conditions of Education by NCES, analyzing available data from 2008-09. .. Found 58% of special needs students spend more than 80% of their school day in general classes. The highest since tracking began in 1990! Is it a testament to mainstreaming? “Approximately 16 percent of the student population in U.S. public schools has an identi±ed learning disability.” (Brahier, 2009, p. 330) Why is it ? “Hot”
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cont. Leading 96% of all teachers to have or to have had a special needs student in their classroom, with the average teacher having 3.5 students per year . (“SPeNSE,” 2003) “Although, mathematics achievement has improved over the years, the achievement rates of students with disabilities in particular remain considerably lower than other students.” (Jitendra “Hot”
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What are the Relevant Issues? How do you defne special needs?
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