ERIC Number: ED297521
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Apr
Reference Count: 0
[Teaching of Mathematics to Mildly Handicapped Students].
PRISE Reporter, n18 Apr 1987
This issue of the newsletter focuses on the teaching of mathematics to mildly handicapped students. The feature article reviews the theory of generalization and its application to specific practices in teaching arithmetic. A set of six-step guidelines is offered for the teacher to follow in ensuring that generalization of arithmetic skills takes place. The "count-by's" approach is described as a useful technique in teaching for generalization of basic multiplication facts. Additional sections of the newsletter review current books and journal articles that address mathematics instruction for learning disabled and other mildly handicapped students, as well as a 75-episode public television series designed to demonstrate everyday uses of mathematics for third through sixth graders. Two mathematics assessment instruments, the Sequential Assessment of Mathematics Inventories and the Test of Computational Processes, are briefly noted. In two concluding sections, the Vaughn System of Multiplication multimedia instructional program is described, and a published research study comparing sequential and concurrent elementary mathematics instruction is summarized. (JW)
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Diagnostic Tests, Educational Research, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary Secondary Education, Generalization, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills, Mild Disabilities, Multiplication, Number Concepts, Secondary School Mathematics, Teaching Methods, Test Reviews
PRISE Reporter, 200 Anderson Rd., King of Prussia, PA 19496.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Book/Product Reviews; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Special Education.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania Resources and Information Center for Special Education (PRISE), King of Prussia, PA.