ERIC Number: ED026759
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
An Experimental Guide for Special Class Mathematics; A Curriculum Guide for Teachers of the Educable Mentally Retarded.
Southeast Regional Special Education Service Center, Downey, CA.
Intended for the teacher of the educable mentally retarded, the guide uses three approaches to teaching mathematics: the systematic teaching of basic skills, the unit approach to apply skills and concepts from several subject areas to a common topic, and the incidental application of learned skills to current experiences. Structured by developmental rather than grade levels, the guide organizes developing quantitative concepts (level 1), learning the basic processes (level 2), applying the basic processes in solving realistic, practical problems (level 3), and relating mathematical knowledge to independent adult living (level 4). At each developmental level content areas include developing a vocabulary of quantitative terms, numeration, developing the arithmetic processes, and practical application of quantitative abilities. Suggestions are given for resource materials, techniques, and activities in each area at each level. (DF)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Curriculum Guides, Exceptional Child Education, Learning Activities, Mathematical Applications, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematical Vocabulary, Mathematics, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Instruction, Mental Retardation, Mild Mental Retardation, Resource Materials, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southeast Regional Special Education Service Center, Downey, CA.