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  • Supporting Students With Learning Disabilitiesfor Mathematical SuccessLake Michigan AcademyAmy Barto, Executive DirectorKatie Thompson, Teacher

  • LMA Student PopulationStudents with learning disabilitiesBasic ReadingReading FluencyReading comprehensionWritten expressionMath CalculationMath Problem SolvingOral ExpressionListening Comprehension

    Students with ADHDProcessing Speed Index of less than 85Significant academic weakness in reading comprehension, writing or mathematics

  • Hierarchy of Learning

  • Michigan Curriculum Framework Vision StatementMathematics is the science of patterns and relationships. It is the language and logic of our technological world.Mathematical power is the ability to explore, to conjecture, to reason logically and to use a variety of mathematical methods effectively to solve problems. The ultimate goal of mathematics education is for all students to develop mathematical power to participate fully as a citizen and worker in our contemporary world.

  • To Prepare Students for Algebra: Mathematics curriculum must simultaneously develop: conceptual understandingcomputational fluencyAND problem-solving skills. The development of these concepts and skills is intertwined, each supporting the other and reinforcing learning. - National Math Panel, January 2007http://dww.ed.gov/topic/?T_ID=20

  • Teachers Role:providing students with sufficient practice distributed over time including a conceptually rich and varied mix of problems to support their learningencourage and support students in their efforts to master difficult mathematics contentStudents who believe that effort, not just inherent talent, counts in learning mathematics can improve their performance.

  • AlgebraSymbols and Expressions,Linear Equations,Quadratic Equations,Functions,Algebra of Polynomials, andCombinatorics and Finite Probability

  • Best Practices for Math Learning

  • Implementation of Best PracticesRequires access to concrete supports at ALL age levels to reinforce learning.

  • Mathematics is the science of patterns and relationships. It is the language and logic of our technological world.

  • Scaffolding Comprehension for the Science and Language of MathGraphic Organizers in MathCheat SheetsCategorizationAbbreviations & SymbolsSpatial AwarenessScripts/Routines for Solving ProblemsNeed support in identifying the variance in types of math problems

  • Mathematical power is the ability to explore, to conjecture, to reason logically and to use a variety of mathematical methods effectively to solve problems.

  • Scaffolding Exploration and Effective ApplicationSolve It!AlgeblocksAlgebra Tiles

  • The ultimate goal of mathematics education is for all students to develop mathematical power to participate fully as a citizen and worker in our contemporary world.

  • Participation Expectations Should VaryElementaryEverything is unknown.Numbers define the world around us.Development of effective strategies and fluency.Junior HighApplication in multiple settings.Exploring Symbolic Representation.High SchoolApplication to the world around us.Symbolic Representation.Working to Independence.

  • Elementary & Junior HighCalculationTouch MathTens BlocksFactor Blocks

    Problem Solving & ApplicationTouch MathVanDeWalleSolve It!Factor Blocks

    Fluency = Comfort

  • Junior High - AlgebrasProblem SolvingAlgeblocksAlgebra TilesLinking Concepts to VocabularyInstructional ResourcesAGS PublishingKey Math Curriculum Press

  • One Application of MCF Vision:Core ClassesDevelopmentally FocusedStudent CenteredBig IdeasProblem SolvingPreparation for Higher MathGraded AssessmentsMath LabsSkill developmentProblem SolvingRatio & ProportionStatisticsProbability

  • Additional Areas for Supporting Math Skills Development Visual ArtsSpatial RelationsMeasurementEstimationGeometryVisual Perception

    Performing ArtsPatterningSequencingMotor PlanningNon-verbal InterpretationSpatial Awareness

  • SourcesBrown, C. A Roadmap for Math Achievement for All Students. Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Instruction.National Math Panel Reports, Jan. 2007.VanDerHeyden, A. RTI and Math Instruction. RTI Action Network.

  • ResourcesSousa, David. How the Brain Learns Mathematics. 2007.The Van de Walle Professional Mathematics Series

  • Some Sources for MaterialsETA Cuiseniarehttp://www.etacuisenaire.com/Exceptional InnovationsSolve It!: A Practical Approach to Teaching Mathematical Problem Solving Skillshttp://www.exinn.net/solve-it.htmlPearson AGS Globehttp://www.pearsonschool.com/index.cfm?locator=PSZ1AiKey Curriculum Presshttp://www.keypress.com/

  • Other ResourcesLDA of Americahttp://www.ldaamerica.us/National Library of Virtual Manipulativeshttp://nlvm.usu.edu/The Algebra Projectwww.algebra.orgFunbrainhttp://www.funbrain.com/math/index.htmlNational Council for Teachers of Mathematicshttp://illuminations.nctm.orgWikispaceshttp://www.wikispaces.com