A highly practical resource for special educators and classroom teachers, this book provides specific instructional guidance illustrated with vignettes, examples, and sample lesson plans. Every chapter is grounded in research and addresses the nuts and bolts of teaching math to students who are not adequately prepared for the challenging middle school curriculum. Presented are a range of methods for helping struggling learners build their understanding of foundational concepts, master basic skills, and develop self-directed problem-solving strategies. While focusing on classroom instruction, the book also includes guidelines for developing high-quality middle school mathematics programs and evaluating their effectiveness.
About the Author
Marjorie Montague, PhD, is a Professor of Special Education at the University of Miami, where she directs the graduate programs in learning, attention, and behavior disorders.
Asha K. Jitendra, PhD, is a Professor and Coordinator of Special Education at Lehigh University, where she is also on the faculty of the Center for Promoting Research to Practice--School, Families, and Communities.
Table of Contents
Introduction, Marjorie Montague and Asha K. Jitendra
1. Standards-Based Mathematics Instruction and Teaching Middle School Students with Mathematical Disabilities, Diane Pedrotty Bryant, Sun A. Kim, Paula Hartman, and Brian R. Bryant
2. Making Reform-Based Mathematics Work for Academically Low-Achieving Middle School Students, John Woodward
3. Teaching Problem-Solving Skills to Middle School Students with Learning Difficulties: Schema-Based Strategy Instruction, Yan Ping Xin and Asha K. Jitendra
4. Teaching Visual Representation for Mathematics Problem Solving, Delinda van Garderen
5. Self-Regulation Strategies for Better Math Performance in Middle School, Marjorie Montague
6. Evaluating Instructional Effectiveness: Tools and Strategies for Monitoring Student Progress, Anne Foegen
7. Quality Mathematics Programs for Students with Disabilities, Diane Kinder and Marcy Stein
8. Facilitating Teacher Collaboration in Middle School Mathematics Classrooms with Special-Needs Students, Rene S. Parmar and Janet R. DeSimone
Special educators, middle school math teachers, teacher educators, staff developers, and advanced undergraduate- and graduate-level students. May serve as a text in special education math or methods courses.