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Overview

    Development of Math Skills
      Readiness for Number Instruction
      Readiness for More Advanced Mathematics
    Math Disabilities
      Specific Learning Disabilities in Math
        General Characteristics
        Cognitive and Metacognitive Processes
        Social and Emotional Factors
      Perspectives on Math Disabilities
    Assessment of Math Skills
      Examining Math Errors
        Computation
        Problem Solving
      Determining Level of Understanding
        Concrete Level
        Semiconcrete Level
        Abstract Level
      Determining Mastery Learning
      Formal Math Assessment with Standardized Tests
      Formal Math Assessment with Criterion-Referenced Tests
      Informal Math Assessment
        Curriculum-Based Measurement
        Teacher-Constructed Tests
        Assessment at the Concrete, Semiconcrete, and Abstract Levels
        Diagnostic Math Interviews
    Research on Effective Math Instruction
      Selecting Appropriate Mathematics Content
      Teaching the Acquisition of Math
        Follow Teaching Steps
        Use Teacher Modeling of Explicit Strategies
        Focus on Teacher-Student Interactions
        Use the Concrete-Semiconcrete-Abstract Sequence
        Teach Concepts and Rules
        Monitor Progress and Provide Feedback
        Maintain Flexibility
      Teaching Mastery
      Teaching Problem Solving
      Teaching Generalization
      Promoting a Positive Attitude Toward Math
    Specific Math Interventions and Activities
      Concrete-Semiconcrete-Abstract Activities
        Subtraction with Regrouping
        Multiplication
      Selected Low-Stress Algorithms
        Addition Algorithms
        Multiplication Algorithm
        Fraction Algorithm
      Problem-Solving Interventions
        Interventions That Use Sequential Steps
        Interventions That Use the CSA Sequence
      Calculators
    Commercial Math Programs
    Perspective
    Discussion/Review Questions



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