mth575 | Graduate
Mathematics Instruction For Special Education
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Math Education Content Knowledge and Standards for Diverse Exceptional Learners
- Examine models for developmentally meaningful integration of cross-content curriculum for diverse learners.
- Explore the ranges of abilities and needs of exceptional learners in the mathematics setting.
- Identify how exceptional learners will be affected by state and national standards for mathematics.
- Analyze mathematical content knowledge for exceptional learners.
Planning Mathematics Instruction for Exceptional Learners
- Plan instruction that supports acquisition of math concepts, content curriculum, and pedagogy.
- Create learning experiences that make math accessible and meaningful for all diverse learners.
- Connect concepts using differing perspectives to problem solve mathematical issues related to local and global concerns.
- Integrate cross-disciplinary skills, such as critical thinking and problem solving, into mathematical lessons for exceptional learners.
- Identify age-appropriate accommodations and modifications for the exceptional learner in a mathematics classroom.
Instructional Strategies for teaching mathematics to exceptional learners
- Identify a variety of research-based mathematical instructional strategies for diverse learners.
- Utilize appropriate instructional strategies and materials that enhance studentsâ conceptual understanding of mathematical concepts.
- Identify problem-solving techniques that will enhance mathematics instruction for the exceptional learner.
Methods of Assessment and progress monitoring of exceptional learners
- Evaluate a variety of assessment strategies to enhance exceptional learnersâ understanding of mathematics.
- Use assessment data, including observation and documentation, to guide instructional decisions.
- Analyze formative and summative mathematics assessments and rubrics.
- Describe how the assessment process can promote learnersâ acceptance of responsibility for their own learning.
Integrating Literature, Technology, and Media; and Learner Environment
- Explore how students use language to express mathematical thinking.
- Analyze how literature integration into mathematics affects the exceptional learner.
- Investigate effective uses of technology and media in the classroom.
- Create a safe and productive mathematics learning environment for exceptional learners.
Parent, Teacher and Community Collaboration and Professional Development
- Examine how family and personal experiences shape teaching and learning perceptions in the mathematics classroom.
- Analyze the importance of parentâteacher communication and collaboration.
- Explore strategies to utilize community resources in the mathematics classroom.
- Identify professional development opportunities in mathematics for exceptional learners available in your state.
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