Teaching Math to People with Down Syndrome and Other Hands-On Learners: Basic Survival Skills

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An educator and a mother of an adult son with Down syndrome presents a math program for teaching math to students—preschoolers through adults—who have cognitive or learning problems. The focus is to teach math skills that will lead to and support independent living. An educator with 30 years of experience and the parent of a young man with Down syndrome, the author uses hands-on activities to teach critical math skills necessary to live independently. The author, an experienced educator, was inspired to write 'Teaching Math' to meet the needs of hands-on learners after observing the difficulty her adult son with Down Syndrome and his peers had in applying math skills to everyday life. 'Teaching Math' gives parents and teachers high-interest, hands-on strategies and ideas for teaching math to learners of all ages.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781890627423
  • Publisher: Woodbine House
  • Publication date: 1/28/2004
  • Pages: 399
  • Sales rank: 363,381
  • Product dimensions: 8.48 (w) x 10.98 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction to Teaching Basic Math Survival Skills 1
Chapter 2 Characteristics of Concrete (Hands-on) Learners: Especially Those with Down Syndrome 11
Chapter 3 Teaching Strategies 19
Chapter 4 Assessment for Basic Math Survival Skills 35
Chapter 5 Use of the Calculator 51
Chapter 6 Prenumber Concepts 59
Chapter 7 Number Sense 75
Chapter 8 Recognition of Numerals 93
Chapter 9 More Counting Skills 105
Chapter 10 Place Value 121
Chapter 11 Writing Numerals 131
Chapter 12 Ordering and Comparing Numbers 143
Chapter 13 Beginning Whole Number Addition 157
Chapter 14 Using Whole Number Addition 181
Chapter 15 Whole Number Subtraction 197
Chapter 16 Using Whole Number Subtraction 209
Chapter 17 Time 223
Chapter 18 Measurement 237
Chapter 19 Shapes and Patterns 255
Chapter 20 Money 267
Chapter 21 Standards-Based Mathematics Learning 295
Appendix A Assessment Materials 301
1. Earn and Pay Game Board 302
2. Earn and Pay Game Cards for Older Players 304
3. Earn and Pay Game Cards for Younger Players 308
4. Money Total Slip 312
5. Math Bingo 313
6. Calculator Antics Worksheet 316
7. Time Bingo sheets 317
8. Shape Outline Cards 319
9. Obedience Master Scroll 320
Appendix B Teaching Materials 321
1. Match a Batch Game 322
2. Dots for Spotting 325
3. Missing Number Chart 328
4. Number Lines 330
5. Counting by 5's Chart to 50 332
6. Counting by 10's Chart to 50 332
7. Counting by 10's Chart to 100 333
8. Place Value People Chart 334
9. Teens and Kids Worksheet 335
10. Fat Mat 336
11. Numerals to Trace 337
12. Place Value People Chart (up to thousands) 340
13. Place Value Worksheet 341
14. Ice Cream Cones 342
15. In a Line Game Board 343
16. Shortcuts to Addition Worksheet 344
17. Addition of 3 Double- and Single-Digit Numbers 345
18. Addition with 2- & 3-Digit Numbers 347
19. Addition of 3- & 4-Digit Numbers 349
20. Addition Story Problems 353
21. Drawing or Stamping-out Story Problems 356
22. Subtraction with 2-Digit Numbers 357
23. Super Bowl Sub Game Board 359
24. Football Cards 360
25. Clock Faces (analog) 363
26. Digital Times 364
27. Clock Faces (blank) 365
28. Road Race Game Board 366
29. Road Race Game Cards 368
30. Race Car Pieces 372
31. Shape Cards 373
32. Money Total Slips 374
33. Place Value--Money Chart 375
34. Place Value Prices 376
35. Next-Highest Dollar Practice Sheet 378
References 379
Resources 383
Index 393
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