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Improving Mathematics Problem Solving Skills for English Language Learners with Learning Disabilities

In this article the authors provide before, during, and after problem solving strategies and instructional suggestions for teachers. The focus of the article is to improve the ability of students with disabilities that are also English as a second language (ESL) learners to solve word problems. The authors provide multiple teaching strategies, questioning techniques, and links to lesson resources.
Contributed by: ¡Colorín Colorado! (WETA) - Publisher, Diane Torres-Velasquez - Author, Diane Rodriguez - Author
This resource is included in the following PD Collection(s):
Strategies for Teaching Students Struggling With MathematicsThis collection supports teachers working with students with learning disabilities or struggling with math in general. Teachers will find resources to engage learners, strategies to enhance problem solving and suggestions for intervention models. When teachers chose appropriate material and technology that reflects students' abilities and preferences, students have a better opportunity to learn new concepts. Several videos, articles and research reports help teachers with strategies and techniques to reach struggling learners more effectively.
Math TopicMathematical Practices, Mathematical Processes
Grade Level2, 3, 4, 5, 6+
Resource TypeInstructional Strategy, Reference Materials, Article

  • Additional Information
    • AudienceEducator
    • LanguageEnglish (USA), Spanish
    • Education TopicTeaching strategies, Student populations, Student populations:English as a second language (ESL)
    • Interdisciplinary Connection
    • Professional DevelopmentYes
    • Contributor¡Colorín Colorado! (WETA) - Publisher, Diane Torres-Velasquez - Author, Diane Rodriguez - Author
    • Publication Date2005
    • RightsCopyright (c) 2011 WETA
    • AccessFree access
  • Standards
    • Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

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