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ERIC Number: EJ875427
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-1553-9318
Avoiding Math Taboos: Effective Math Strategies for Visual-Spatial Learners
Rapp, Whitney H.
TEACHING Exceptional Children Plus, v6 n2 Article 4 Dec 2009
Mathematics concepts are most often taught using auditory, sequential instructional methods. Not only are these methods ineffective when used with visual-spatial learners, they may be detrimental to both academic and emotional progress. Ways in which visual-spatial learners process information are explained. One child's story is presented, illustrating both negative academic and emotional impact on a visual-spatial learner who possessed exceptional math ability but performed increasingly poorly in math class. An extensive list of effective strategies and resources for teachers is provided. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 2; Grade 5
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Wechsler Individual Achievement Test