ERIC Number: ED323742
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Cognitive-Based Methods for Teaching Mathematics to Special Education Students: Implications for Media and Material Design. The Instructional Methods Report Series.
Based on suggestions of participants at the second annual Instructional Methods Forum held in June 1989, the monograph considers cognitive-based approaches to teaching mathematics to students with learning problems and the implications for the design of media and materials. It discusses characteristics of successful cognitive approaches and the role of media and materials in facilitating this form of instruction. An introductory chapter looks at possible reasons for United States students' difficulties with mathematics and proposes that cognitive-based approaches be used to stress conceptual as well as procedural knowledge. The second chapter looks at mathematical learning among students with disabilities. Cognitive-based principles for teaching mathematics are presented in chapter 3, including findings from research on children's mathematical thinking and a taxonomy of word problem types. The fourth chapter considers instructional components of cognitive-based mathematics teaching, grouped into those relating to the content for instruction and those relating to the methods for teaching the content. In the concluding chapter, publishers are encouraged to develop cognitive-based textbooks and instructional materials. Appended are a list of the forum participants, sample records from the instructional materials database of the Information Center for Special Education Media and Materials, and a bibliography of approximately 170 items. (DB)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Concept Formation, Educational Media, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials, Learning Disabilities, Learning Problems, Material Development, Mathematics Instruction, Mental Retardation, Mild Disabilities, Number Concepts, Teaching Methods
LINC Resources, 4820 Indianola Ave., Columbus, OH 43214 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Practitioners
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: LINC Resources, Inc., Columbus, OH. Information Center for Special Education Media and Materials.
Note: For a related document, see EC 232 175.