ERIC Number: ED463613
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Building General Mathematics Skills. Teacher's Guide [and Student Guide]. Parallel Alternative Strategies for Students (PASS). Reprint. Revised.
Owens, Beverly; Mitchell, Amy; Walford, Sylvia
This teacher's guide and student guide are designed to accompany a general mathematics textbook that contains supplemental readings, activities, and methods adapted for secondary students who have disabilities and other students with diverse learning needs. The materials are designed to help these students succeed in regular education content courses and include simplified text and smaller units of study. The curriculum correlates to Florida's Sunshine State Standards and is divided into the following 11 units of study: (1) whole numbers; (2) fractions; (3) decimals; (4) percents; (5) geometry; (6) measurement; (7) perimeter/area; (8) graphs; (9) central tendency; (10) integers; and (11) equations. For each unit, the teacher's guide includes a general description of the unit's content and the unit's focus. Key prerequisite skills for the students are also listed in this guide. A suggested order of nine teaching events for the unit is given in a scope and sequence chart. These nine events include: determining present level; introducing the concept; presenting vocabulary; conducting initial learning activity; presenting concepts and examples; addressing common errors; reinforcing skills; summarizing the lesson; and administering a posttest. Answer keys for the quizzes and activities sheets are also included. Appendices in the teacher's guide contain a chart describing standards and benchmarks. The student guide contains vocabulary lists, explanation of content, and practice exercises designed to evaluate comprehension. (CR)
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Academic Standards, Curriculum, Decimal Fractions, Disabilities, Equations (Mathematics), Fractions, Geometry, Graphs, Inclusive Schools, Instructional Materials, Integers, Mathematics Instruction, Measurement, Measurement Techniques, Percentage, Secondary Education, Secondary School Mathematics, State Curriculum Guides, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Textbooks
Florida State Dept. of Education, Div. of Public Schools and Community Education, Bureau of Instructional Support and Community Services, Turlington Bldg., Room 628, 325 West Gaines St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400. Tel: 800-487-0186 (Toll Free); Tel: 850-487-0186; Fax: 850-487-2679; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.leon.k12.fl.us/public/pass.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Leon County Schools, Tallahassee, FL. Exceptional Student Education.; Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Bureau of Instructional Support and Community Services.
Identifiers - Location: Florida