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Math Learning Disabilities

In this article Dr. Kate Garnett defines five areas of math learning disabilities and provides suggestions on how adequate differentiated instruction and modifications can help students overcome these obstacles. The five areas are: Mastering Basic Number Facts, Arithmetic Weakness/Math Talent, The Written Symbol and Concrete Materials, The Language of Math, and Visual-Spatial Aspects of Math.
Contributed by: Kate Garnett - Author, LD Online - Publisher
This resource is included in the following PD Collection(s):
Understanding Math Learning DisabilitiesThis collection helps teachers understand the difficulties students with disabilities may encounter in the classroom. Teachers will learn to recognize, identify and address the signs of learning struggles. Knowing how various disabilities affect learning helps teachers plan lessons to meet specific students' needs. Supplemental videos, articles, resources, and blogs help educators further understand math and language learning disabilities and provide tips on modifying instruction to foster student progress.
Math TopicNumber Sense, Basic Operations, Mathematical Processes
Grade LevelK, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Resource TypeReference Materials, Article

  • Additional Information
    • AudienceEducator
    • LanguageEnglish (USA)
    • Education TopicStudent populations
    • Interdisciplinary Connection
    • Professional DevelopmentNo
    • ContributorKate Garnett - Author, LD Online - Publisher
    • Publication Date1998
    • RightsCopyright (c) 2010 WETA
    • AccessFree access