Teaching Math to People with Down Syndrome and Other Hands-on Learners

Teaching Math to People with Down Syndrome and Other Hands-on Learners

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The much-anticipated sequel to DeAnna Horstmeier's popular and successful first book on teaching essential maths used in daily living. The book continues with her proven, practical hands-on activities -- with the help of games, manipulatives, props, and worksheets -- to make learning concrete and more tangible to hands-on learners, including those with Down syndrome, autism, or other cogni-tive disabilities. All the visual supports and worksheets that make DeAnna's teaching technique so effective are included in the book. Book 2 reviews some of the basics but mostly focuses on more challenging skills that are usually taught in upper elementary, middle school and be-yond, such as: Multiplication a Division: Using manipula-tives and a calculator; solving word problems; memorizing multiplication facts; Fractions: Practicing fractions through cooking, especially measuring for baking; reading and writing mixed numbers (5A¼); learning fraction equivalents; Measurement: Measuring to the nearest A¼ inch; understanding how long a mile is and measure-ments for temperature, weather, food and units of capacity (cup, pint, quart, gallon); Money: Adding up mixed coins and bills; banking basics (depositing money, writing and cashing cheques); tracking spending; budgeting (understanding the difference between discretionary and necessary purchases); Decimals: Writing and reading amounts to the 10ths and 100ths; memorising percent-age and fraction equivalents.The book continues with her proven, practical hands-on activities -- with the help of games, manipulatives, props, and worksheets -- to make learning concrete and more tangible to hands-on learners, including those with Down syndrome, ...


Title:Teaching Math to People with Down Syndrome and Other Hands-on Learners
Author: DeAnna Horstmeier
Publisher: - 2008-06-01
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