
06083516
a
2012e.00449
Montague, Marjorie
Jitendra, Asha K.
Researchbased mathematics instruction for students with learning disabilities.
Forgasz, Helen (ed.) et al., Towards equity in mathematics education. Gender, culture, and diversity. Berlin: Springer (ISBN 9783642277016/hbk; 9783642277023/ebook). Advances in Mathematics Education, 481502 (2012).
2012
Berlin: Springer
EN
D70
D40
C40
researchbased mathematics instruction
learning disabilities
problem solving
problem solving research
cognitive strategy instruction
schemabased instruction
doi:10.1007/9783642277023_44
Summary: The purpose of this chapter is to describe several advances and trends in teaching mathematics to students with learning disabilities. Mathematics disabilities affect between 5\% and 8\% of students in the general population. These students generally experience serious difficulties in developing requisite concepts, skills, and strategies for success in mathematics and, consequently, are at risk for school failure and poor postsecondary outcomes. Research in special education has identified a number of evidencebased practices that have proven effective for teaching students with learning, attention, and/or behavioral disorders that interfere with success in mathematics. Following a discussion of student characteristics and evidencebased practices, two examples of research programs focusing on mathematical problemsolving interventions for students with learning disabilities are highlighted.