Special Populations

The ways in which students think and reason mathematically are now described as explicitly as ever in the Standards for Mathematical Practice.  Our greatest fear is that, if these standards are not developed in all students, we will be widening the achievement gap.  In addition, the practice standards describe research-based supports for special populations – students with learning difficulties (SWLDs) and English Language Learners (ELLs).

See the graphic organizer for the overlap between strategies to support SWLDs and ELLs.  Then, watch a 5 minute video in which Amy Lucenta lays out the symbiotic relationship between the math practices and supports for special populations.

Amy Lucenta ignites the NCSM 2016 audience with The Math Practices:  An Inclusive Climb


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