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LD—Learning Differences, Difficulties, or Disabilities: Many of our students experience these terms firsthand, but no matter the case, it’s important that you don’t consider them a Deficit! Our job is to help all learners be successful math users. According to the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (2014), an excellent mathematics program requires that all students have access to a high-quality mathematics curriculum. In this webinar, we will explore some of the strategies that you can use to help students access math ideas so they can be successful math users. These strategies can be adapted to any level and used with any math content area.


This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • Adult basic education math teachers at all levels of math ability and comfort

This 75-minute webinar is for anyone involved in adult numeracy instruction who wants ideas for helping students develop a strong core foundation without relying on mnemonics to try to remember procedures. Participants will look at research on learning disabilities as it relates to math, try out some strategies for themselves to add to their teaching toolkit, and watch a student illustrate the power of such strategies.

NOTE: Priority seating is given to Massachusetts teachers from Department of Elementary and Secondary Education-funded programs. If you are a registrant from another state, you will be put on a waiting list. If space is available, we will contact you roughly a week before the event to confirm your registration.

Learning Objectives: 

Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to:

  • Describe several strategies for teaching students who have learning differences, difficulties, and disabilities
  • Explain the value of using strategies focused on understanding rather than procedures
  • Describe our role as adult educators in meeting the needs of LD learners
Presenter(s) / Facilitator(s): 


07/21/2020 - 10:00am to 11:15pm
PD Center: 

Math and Numeracy

SABES Mathematics and Adult Numeracy Curriculum and Instruction PD Center
Topic Area: 
ABE/Adult Education
College and Career Readiness
College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education (CCRSAE)
ESOL/English Language Learner
Learning Disabilities
Mathematics and Adult Numeracy
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