This book looks at the many factors that contribute to students’ math struggles and offers a systematic way to create math improvement plans that work.
This book is designed for aspiring and practicing teachers who will work or are working with K-6 students in need of remediation and additional math instruction. Focusing on the cognitive and motivational needs of students, this book examines why children struggle with math concepts and how classroom climate, student learning style, and teacher activities all impact the struggling learner. Addressing the mathematical concepts students struggle with most, including place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, and time and money, this book analyzes the roots and causes of frequent error patterns in student work and, with integrated case studies, offers implementable solutions for solving them and teaching lifelong math skills. A Data Analysis Sheet is presented as an example for each problem area and followed by a Math Improvement Plan that offers guidance on how to instruct students in need of additional intervention and prepare them for the rest of their education. This book is a valuable and necessary resource for anyone teaching mathematics in the K-6 classroom.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The Dissimilar Learner and Mathematics Instruction
Chapter 2: Place Value
Chapter 3: Addition of Whole Numbers
Chapter 4: Subtraction of Whole Numbers
Chapter 5: Multiplication
Chapter 6: Division
Chapter 7: Rational Numbers
Chapter 8: Decimal Fractions
Chapter 9: Problem Solving
Chapter 10: Time and Money
Appendix A: Sample DAS and MIP Tables
Appendix B: Suggestions for Planning Academic Content Lessons
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$27.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-282061-5