Teaching Elementary Mathematics to Struggling Learners

teaching elementary mathPacked with effective instructional strategies, this book explores why certain K-5 students struggle with math and provides a framework for helping these learners succeed. The authors present empirically validated practices for supporting students with disabilities and others experiencing difficulties in specific areas of math, including problem solving, early numeracy, whole-number operations, fractions, geometry, and algebra. Concrete examples, easy-to-implement lesson-planning ideas, and connections to state standards, in particular the Common Core standards, enhance the book’s utility. Also provided is invaluable guidance on planning and delivering multi-tiered instruction and intervention. .

By Bradley S. Witzel and Mary E. Little. 2016. ISBN 978-1-462523-11-5. #S6226.

“An excellent, timely, teacher-friendly resource. Witzel and Little do a wonderful job of blending research-based practices with instructional recommendations that teachers can implement immediately. This book is a ‘must have’ in today’s inclusive mathematics classroom.”

~Paul J. Riccomini, PhD, Department of Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education, The Pennsylvania State University

“This book provides essential knowledge for general and special educators and coaches, guiding them to present simple to complex mathematical concepts through language-rich instruction. Teachers will gain a better understanding of what students struggle with, as well as why. I plan to use this book as a text in my methods course for teacher candidates in special education. It has great potential for giving preservice teachers a stronger foundation in math and helping them make instruction accessible and meaningful to struggling learners.”

~Sharlene A. Kiuhara, PhD, Department of Special Education, The University of Utah

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