ERIC Number: ED398668
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Apr
Deaf Children: Three Ideas for Adapting Current Trends in Mathematics Education.
Three lesson plans to adapt mathematics education for middle school students, including deaf students, are presented. The first lesson, "How Do I Identify Myself," teaches students to participate in a survey, conduct a survey, weigh results, convert results to ratios, convert ratios to percentages, construct a circle graph, and write a paragraph interpreting the graph. In the second lesson, "M & M Graphs," students learn: to predict which color of M & M occurs most frequently; to collect data from several samples; to record data on an organizer or on a computer spreadsheet; to use a calculator or computer to find the total and average for the data; to create several types of graphs to display results; to interpret the graphs; to write a business letter to confirm findings; and to state the effect of sample size on their findings. In the third lesson, "Keeping Track of Progress on Functional Skills," students learn how to: chart individual objectives met on functional mathematics tests and identify areas of need; create stem and leaf graphs for class results; create box and whisker plots for class results; plot scores on line graphs; and keep a journal of interpretations. Each lesson plan includes modifications for less able students. (CR)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (74th, Orlando, FL, April 1-5, 1996).