Journal article

Supporting Students in the Middle School Years with Learning Difficulties in Mathematics: Research into Classroom Practice

Lorraine Graham, Anne Bellert, John Pegg

Australasian Journal of Special Education | Cambridge University Press (CUP) | Published : 2007


The aim of this article is to promote discussion and professional development around the topic of learning difficulties in mathematics, particularly as these pertain to teaching and learning in the middle school years. The article has three sections. In the first section, a review of literature about learning difficulties (LD) in mathematics is presented. Definitional issues are discussed, key underlying causes of LD in mathematics are highlighted and common ‘learner characteristics’ of middle-years students with LD in mathematics are identified. The second part of the article is an overview of a responsive intervention currently being developed to support middle-years students with LD in ma..

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