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Description - Meaningful Mathematics Instruction for Students with Learning Difficulties by David H. Allsopp

Providing both the ""how"" and the ""why"" of instruction, this book will provide teachers with the knowledge necessary to teach mathematics to kids from elementary school to high school who have learning difficulties. This book will help readers understand the needs of students with learning difficulties and show them how to provide instruction that makes mathematics accessible, meaningful, and learnable. Students with learning difficulties are described as those with cognitive-based learning problems, such as LD, ADHD, mild MR, and TBI, although the methods should also work with children who second language learners. As an easy-to-read resource, this book provides both the ""how"" and the ""why"" of instruction, giving teachers background on the basics of mathematics and showing them how to implement strategies in their classrooms that will help students with all types of learning difficulties understand mathematical concepts and strategies. The book is divided into four sections. Section one serves as an introduction to the rest of the book, outlining what will be presented, why it is important, and how the information can be used. Section two explains the Big Ideas of mathematics and why mathematics instruction is important for students with learning difficulties.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781557668660
ISBN-10: 1557668663
Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
Imprint: Brookes Publishing Co
Publisher: Brookes Publishing Co
Publish Date: 15-Feb-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - David H. Allsopp

David Allsopp, Ph.D., received his doctorate in special education from the University of Florida in 1995. Prior to this, he was a teacher for middle school students with learning disabilities and emotional/behavior problems in Marion County, Florida. Dr. Allsopp's research and writing interests have focused primarily on instructional methods for students with learning and behavior problems. He has authored or co-authored journal articles, has co-developed instructional development web sites and CD-ROMs, has co-authored multiple federal- and state-funded grants, and regularly presents at state and national conferences. Dr. Allsopp is a member of the Learning Disabilities Association of America and Phi Delta Kappa. He continues to be involved in public schools by working collaboratively with schools and school districts to develop effective school-university partnerships.