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ERIC Number: EJ902009
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0599
Helping Students with Disabilities Understand What Mathematics Means
Miller, Susan P.; Hudson, Pamela J.
TEACHING Exceptional Children, v39 n1 p28-35 Sep-Oct 2006
Many students with disabilities continue to struggle with understanding what mathematics means. They memorize basic facts or step-by-step mathematical procedures without understanding the underlying concepts related to the problems. Thus, instruction designed to help students understand the meaning of the mathematics that they are learning in school is very important. This article shares five evidence-based guidelines for implementing mathematics instruction designed to promote conceptual understanding. The use of these guidelines can facilitate the acquisition, retention, and generalization of many mathematics objectives and ultimately enhances students' abilities to see and understand the relationships and connections among important mathematical concepts. (Contains 8 figures.)
Council for Exceptional Children. 1110 North Glebe Road Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201. Tel: 888-232-7733; Fax: 703-264-9494; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A