ERIC Number: ED455638
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Cooperative Group Learning: K-12 Mathematics Lesson Plans.
Nevin, Ann, Ed.; Renne, Diane, Ed.
This collection of eight lesson plans is designed to assist teachers in providing mathematics instruction to elementary and secondary education students with different types of disabilities. The lessons use tactics for teaching mathematics content derived from Lovitt (1995), who summarized techniques found to be effective in increasing the mathematics achievement of students with learning disabilities, emotional challenges, and mild mental retardation. The tactics for teaching mathematics content provide supports in the form of augmenting metacognitive behaviors, the mnemonic memory enhancer, and heuristics. The lessons reflect a variety of curricular adaptations. Changes were made in lesson format, teaching style of delivery of instruction, time required to complete a task, amount of assignment to be completed, objectives, evaluation criteria, environmental and social conditions, learning materials, and level of support or assistance. The lessons are structured for cooperative group learning for groups ranging in size from two to six members depending on the social competence of the students. Each lesson addresses five basic features of a cooperative group learning lesson: positive interdependence, face-to-face interaction, direct teaching of interpersonal and small-group interaction skills, reflective evaluation of the social skills and the academic task, and individual accountability. (CR)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Univ.-West, Phoenix.