Diagnostic Teaching in Math:
Developing IEPs that address Math Difficulties
Children have to understand maths in order to succeed. This is not about saying that they have to understand algebra or fractions. That may be the case eventually. What it does mean is that children have to understand maths from the very beginning, for example, understanding the relationship between 1 and 2, between 1 and 10 and 100, what ‘add’ and ‘divide’ really mean. It is our vulnerable learners who need good, conceptual teaching, not just a ‘Learn this’ approach. The clue is in the label. Maths Learning Difficulties and dyscalculia need appropriate teaching, not just ‘good’ teaching. They need an appropriate curriculum, not just a curriculum that works for the 75% who get by in maths(Dyslexia Review, the journal of Dyslexia Action’s Dyslexia Guild in Nov 2011).
|Dr Steve Chinn PhD, AMBDA, Mark College, UK is an internationally regarded expert trainer and lecturer in the area of Dyslexia, Mathematics and Dyscalculia and is the author of several publications, including the highly acclaimed The Trouble with Mathematics. Dr Chinn has served on the councils of the British Dyslexia Association and the Dyslexia Institute and has more than thirty five years of teaching experience. Steve set up the first Post Graduate Course for maths and dyslexia which was accredited by the British Dyslexia Association for Associate Membership (Numeracy) status.|
Steve has written several books based on his classroom research, including ‘The Trouble with Maths’ which won the NASEN/TES ‘Book for Learning and Teaching’ award in 2004. His new book , ‘More Trouble with Maths: A Complete Guide to Identifying and Diagnosing Mathematical Difficulties’ will be published in April-2012 by Routledge/Fulton/nasen.
Steve runs training courses for teachers across the UK and has lectured on learning difficulties in maths in over 25 countries worldwide. He was Chair of the 3rd International Conference of the BDA and was co-founder and Chair of the Council for the Registration of Schools Teaching Dyslexics (CReSTeD).He received the Marion Welchman International Award at the 2008 BDA conference.
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