ERIC Number: ED058681
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Quality Math Experiences.
Vennard, Bruce; Penniman, Terry L.
Presented are teaching methods for the instruction of mathematics to mentally retarded children. Although the ideas are developed from simple to complex, there is no attempt to correlate mathematical ideas with grade levels. The general stated philosophy is that the retarded child learns best by experiencing and finds satisfaction and reinforcement in successful endeavors. Guidelines for the instruction of fundamental operations in mathematics cover addition, multiplication, subtraction, and division. The use of a number line in addition and the teaching of multiplication after addition and before subtraction are advocated. The number line is also advocated in the teaching of subtraction and division. The section on the teaching of time includes many sample work sheets that may be helpful in the sequential presentation of time-related concepts. The chapter on teaching of measurement emphasizes that the teaching of measurement will be augmented if many play activities requiring use of measurement techniques accompany the instruction. The last instructional section concerns money and emphasizes that children need to have many experiences handling real money under supervision. Suggested learning sequences, activities, and reinforcements accompany the sections on measurement, time, and money. (CB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Iowa State Dept. of Public Instruction, Des Moines.
Authoring Institution: Iowa Univ., Iowa City. Special Education Curriculum Development Center.