IT aids to mathematics instruction for learning with special educational needs

Tak Wah WONG

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Abstract

Mathematics is abstract, difficult and always threatening to many students especially those with learning difficulties. This paper attempts to integrate mathematical instruction with IT approach. This teaching approach is applicable to children across the whole range of abilities, especially for low-achievers. In the paper, we attempt to relate the teaching approach with children’s intellectual abilities. The age-range selected was from kindergarten up to Primary six. This paper mainly describe some teaching activities that would provide a rough guide for teaching mathematics concepts to children with SEN; in which IT is used as a teaching tool to make the abstract concepts visual and concrete. Some simple programs have been developed to illustrate the teaching methodology. Such an approach may help students with SEN more easily understand mathematics concepts, and as a result, feel more confident about them and school mathematics. Copyright © 2000 The Hong Kong Institute of Education.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of International Conference on Teacher Education 1999: Teaching effectiveness and teacher development in the new century
Place of PublicationHong Kong
PublisherHong Kong Institute of Education
Pages1-9
ISBN (Print)9629490382
Publication statusPublished - 2000

Citation

Wong, T. W. (2000). IT aids to mathematics instruction for learning with special educational needs. In Proceedings of International Conference on Teacher Education 1999: Teaching effectiveness and teacher development in the new century [CD-ROM] (pp. 1-9). Hong Kong: Hong Kong Institute of Education.

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