A mathematics professional development program for inclusive classrooms
This comprehensive professional development resource contains all the materials that staff developers need to conduct workshops that will show general and special education teachers how to collaborate to provide a high-quality, standards-based mathematics education to all children, including those with disabilities. Math for All was developed by Bank Street College of Education and the Education Development Center with funding from the National Science Foundation.
The Math for All learning experiences detailed in the enclosed books and DVDs help teachers
- Assess young students' strengths and needs
- Use multiple instructional strategies to teach specific math concepts
- Tailor lessons based on individual students' strengths and needs to help them achieve high-quality learning outcomes in mathematics and meet the Common Core State Standards
The authors emphasize how the neurodevelopmental demands of a math lesson interact with individual students' strengths and needs. They also provide step-by-step guidance for adapting materials, activities, and instructional strategies to make lessons accessible to all students.
This comprehensive resource includes two DVDs: one with PowerPoint presentations and embedded classroom videos, and a second DVD with just the video portion that shows examples of how teachers in Grades K-2 have made math lessons accessible to students—including those with physical, learning, and language challenges. Also enclosed is the Math For All Participant Book, which includes the corresponding handouts and reproducibles for the program.
Suggested use: Order one comprehensive package for the facilitator plus as many individual Math For All Participant's Books as needed for each individual in your group.
Includes: Participant book, Facilitator's Guide, 2 DVDs
"Math for All is a brilliant, timely, and much-needed publication that emphasizes collaborative lesson planning—a powerful practice for improving teachers' capacity to design rigorous lessons that positively impact student learning."
—Lucy West, Author and Consultant
Metamorphosis Teaching Learning Communities, New York, NY
"With so much emphasis on the need to provide equitable instruction, the materials contained within these workshops will allow teachers to develop lessons that include all students in learning."
—Edward C. Nolan, Executive Director
Maryland Council of Teachers of Mathematics
The following video explains the five day-long workshops, including format, facilitation, and topics.