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ERIC Number: EJ820253
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1253
Raising the Floor and Lifting the Ceiling: Math for All
Friesen, Sharon
Education Canada, v48 n5 p50-54 Nov 2008
Perhaps more than any other discipline, the teaching of mathematics lends itself to procedural recipes where students memorize and duplicate procedures by rote: if it looks like this, do that to it. Teaching practices that commonly flow from this procedural view are demonstration, repetition, and individual practice. A growing number of researchers argue that new approaches to help students learn mathematics are needed. In this article, the author presents a research she conducted to determine whether the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) would result in increased student mathematical proficiency and achievement for all students in a typical Grade 7 classroom. Findings from her study are discussed. (Contains 6 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 7
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A