Math 306

Mathematics for Special Education

Fall 2011

**Schedule
**

Unit 1 - School Mathematics in a Changing World, Fractions, Ratios, Proportions, Geometry and Measurement (Chapters 1, 12-13, 15-16) Exam 1 on Sept. 27th

Unit 2 - Planning, Assessment, Number Sense, Algebraic Thinking (Chapters 3-4, 7, 14) Exam 2 on Oct. 25th

Unit 3- Place Value, Operations, Computational Tools & Algorithms (Chapter 8-11 & 2) Exam 3 on Nov. 22nd

Unit 4- Mathematics Learning and Problem Solving (Chapters 5, 6, 17) Dec. 14 at 3:00

**Progress Report (Grades and
Attendence Report Last Name, First Name and last three digits of your dragon
ID #)
**

**Online Math Resources for Special Education **

- Learning disabilities in the area of mathematics- math-related learning disabilities listed and many good books identified on specific topics.
- TeacherVision-A commercially sponsored website with great special education links
- Ask Dr. Math - A question and answer service for math students and their teachers
- http://webmath.com - A site that contains explanations and step-by-step instructions on how to solve problems you may have forgotten.

Math Standards and Tests

Minnesota
Math Standards

http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/EdExc/StanCurri/K-12AcademicStandards/

Frameworks for MN Math & Science
Standards

http://www.scimathmn.org/stemtc/

MN
MCA and Alternate Test Specifications

http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/EdExc/Testing/TestSpec/index.html

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Standards

http://standards.nctm.org/

Common Core State Standards in Mathematics have been adopted by over 40 states, but MN current mathematics standards are effective to 2015 unless the state legislature mandates changes

Minnesota Test of Academic Skills (MTAS) Alternate state test for students with disabilities. Select three benchmarks and write mathematical situtation problems/cards that can be used for a student that you will need to described their mathematical limitations.

**Create Math Worksheets and Games**

- http://www.fi.uu.nl/rekenweb/en/ is a site sponsored by the Freudenthal Institute with many games
- http://www.curriculumsupport.education.nsw.gov.au/countmein/ a site from New South Wales that is titled Count Me In Too that is intended for early number development through online games
- http://www.tlsbook.com Online Math Games and Math worksheets for elementary and middle school students
- http://www.science-groove.org/MASSIVE/ Math And Science Song Information

**Math Lessons and Activities**

- National Library for Virtual Manipulatives for Ineractive Mathematics
- Illuminations National Council of Teachers of Mathematics site with activities, lessons, and standards
- http://www.mathcats.com Elementary school lessons and activities
- http://mathforum.org/trscavo Elementary through high school lessons
- http://www.coolmath.com (Elementary
and Middle school activities)

- http://aaamath.com (comprehensive set of interactive arithmetic lessons, they have a CD for $20 that I recommend as a back-up to the website)
- http://www.mathgoodies.com/probability/game.asp is Math Goodies contains lessons, discussion board and a CD avaialble
- http://www.gpschools.org/ci/sitemap.htm Grosse Pointe Public School in Michigan has many grade specific math links
- http://www.lessoncorner.com/puzzles
is LessonCorner's Puzzle Makers which allows teachers to find or create their
own free custom word search, scramble or crossword puzzles

**Newsletters and Fact Sheets**

- http://www.mathsolutions.com/index.cfm?page=nl_wp3&crid=5
Marilyn Burns newsletter and publications
- http://www.macmh.org/publications/fact_sheets/fact_sheets.php MN Association for Children's Mental Health- Fact Sheets

**On-line
catalogs** containing math manipulatives and books listed in the table below:

Nasco Math | Summit Learning | EAI Education |

Math Solutions books | Sunburst software | Tom Snyder software |

ETA Cuisenaire |

Math Software available at MSUM