|Second Look - Special Needs|
Tailoring Tasks to Meet Students’ Needs
Reflect and Discuss
Thread small changes seamlessly into high-level reasoning tasks to reach all students.
Why Students with Special Needs Have Difficulty Learning Mathematics and What Teachers Can Do to Help
Article describes four learning characteristics that make learning and doing mathematics difficult for students with special needs. Instructional strategies that make learning and doing mathematics attainable for these students are described in the context of a vignette based on real-life experiences.
Strategies for Helping Students Who Have Learning Disabilities in Mathematics
Strategies and modifications that are helpful for students with learning disabilities and their mathematics teachers.
Illuminations Applet: Fractions Models
Explore different representations for fractions including improper fractions,
mixed numbers, decimals, and percentages. Additionally, there are length, area,
region, and set models. Adjust numerators and denominators to see how they alter
the representations and models. Use the table to keep track of interesting
Related Lesson: A Meter of Candy
In this series of 3 hands-on activities, students develop and reinforce their
understanding of hundredths as fractions, decimals, and percentages. Students
explore using candy pieces as they physically make and connect a set/linear
model to area models.
The Equity Principle
Excellence in mathematics education requires equity—high expectations and strong support for all students.