ERIC Number: ED404115
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Windows of Opportunity: Mathematics for Students with Special Needs.
Thornton, Carol A., Ed.; Bley, Nancy S., Ed.
This book is a professional resource for both regular classroom and special education teachers who work with students with disabilities in mathematics or students who are gifted or talented in mathematics. Included are 21 chapters, each written by specialists in different aspects of working with students with special needs. The book is divided into four parts. Part 1, Current Issues, raises and addresses issues of concern relating to high-quality, broad-based, equitable school mathematics programs for students with special needs. Part 2, Classroom Episodes, addresses major curriculum thrusts in mathematics, considers different age levels of students from early childhood through secondary school, and shares classroom episodes, highlighting the interaction and learning of special needs students. Part 3, Promising Practices, presents several existing mathematical programs that include or are designed for students with special needs. Part 4, The Challenge and the Promise, recaps major obstacles to needed change and invites the reader to reshape barriers into bridges to quality mathematics instruction for students with special needs. Appendices include: (1) Recommendations for Curriculum Planning from the NCTM: Teaching Mathematics To Empower All Students, K-12; (2) Students With Special Needs: Categories of Identification Established by Public Laws; and (3) Individualized Education Plan (IEP) for Edward and Mathematics Individualized Learning Plan (MILP) for Lisa. Contains references at the end of each chapter. (MKR)
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Cognitive Style, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Learning Disabilities, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Instruction, Special Education, Special Needs Students, Teaching Methods
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., 1906 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091-1593.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., Reston, VA.