If you are reading this post, it is likely that you have a student or you teach students who struggle with math. Here are suggestions to help your students prepare for the math they will encounter in the fall.
- Review the IEP math objectives. Are they written to cover the entire curriculum or just a couple isolated math topics?
- Ask for examples of what mastery looks like for the IEP math objectives. You may not understand the math but you can compare your student’s work with an example of mastery to get some idea if your student is showing some level of mastery.
- Ask the teachers for practice on prerequisite skills for the math your student will encounter in the fall. Hire a college student or a tutor to work through these skills or use online resources.
- Review the IEP objectives to determine if they are aligned with post-secondary goals. Reflect on what the post-secondary goals.
- Get a math evaluation to see where you student is in terms of the curriculum.
Many students are behind in their math education. This has long term implications. The sooner you can address the gaps, the better chance your student has for post-secondary success or competence with math.