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Teaching Math to People with Down Syndrome and Other Hands-On Learners
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Children and adults with Down syndrome need maths for the real world -- counting with meaning, adding the scores in a game, and tracking time in order to keep to a schedule. Written in a straightforward and user-friendly style, the new second edition provides strategies and activities that are relevant to daily living, are concrete and practical, offer hands-on practice, and are challenging without being frustrating. It covers: Prenumber Concepts; Counting. Recognition & Writing of Numbers; Time & Measurement; Money; Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication & Division; Fractions; Calculator Use. The book is filled with over 150 activities -- worksheets, games, and teaching aids -- to practice maths skills, and can be photocopied. Parents and teachers can use the comprehensive coverage of maths concepts to tailor lessons to students needs at home and in the community, incorporate goals into IEPs, and help students access the general education curriculum.
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Introduction to Teaching Basic Math -- Survival Skills; Characteristics of Concrete (Hands-On) Learners -- Especially Those with Down Syndrome; Teaching Strategies; Assessing Basic Math Skills & Beginning the Lessons; Prenumber Concepts; Number Sense; Recognizing & Writing Numerals; More Counting Skills; Whole Number Addition; Whole Number Subtraction; Introducing Multiplication; Measurement & Time; Division; Simple Fractions; Money; Standards-Based Mathematics Learning; References; Resources; Index.

About the Author

DeAnna Horstmeier is a retired educator, former instructor of special education and speech, language and communication at the Ohio State University, and author of books and professional publications on math and reading.

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