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Full Member
3 years ago
Strategies or technology to teach Algebra to High School students with significant special needs
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3 years ago
Are you looking for materials? Websites?

I've taught SpEd algebra 1 and here are some things I've used with success:

IXL.com - practice specific types of problems

kutasoftware.com - generates practice problems

khanacademy.org - excellent site: practice, videos, worksheets, etc.

sharemylesson.com - union sponsored site - lots of free materials

http://teachers.henrico.k12.va.us/math/hcpsalgebra1/ - free materials

teachingchannel.org - lots of videos explanations

teachervision.com - adaptations & modifications

Plus, I have dozens of sites I use to have students practice by playing games. We usually have awards for the highest score, most improved, etc. We have a lot of contests.
Full Member
3 years ago
Thanks so much for your help. Will check out the sites. Looking for a different approach than just memorizing the steps since that is hard for students with focusing and working memory issues. Thinking about using colored blocks or pictures of colored blocks before going back to solving simple equations.
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+10
3 years ago
Quote from Laurie Hall
Are you looking for materials? Websites?

I've taught SpEd algebra 1 and here are some things I've used with success:

IXL.com - practice specific types of problems

kutasoftware.com - generates practice problems

khanacademy.org - excellent site: practice, videos, worksheets, etc.

sharemylesson.com - union sponsored site - lots of free materials

http://teachers.henrico.k12.va.us/math/hcpsalgebra1/ - free materials

teachingchannel.org - lots of videos explanations

teachervision.com - adaptations & modifications

Plus, I have dozens of sites I use to have students practice by playing games. We usually have awards for the highest score, most improved, etc. We have a lot of contests.

Thank you so much for all these great resources!!!
Full Member
+8
3 years ago
Quote from Laurie Hall
Are you looking for materials? Websites?

I've taught SpEd algebra 1 and here are some things I've used with success:

IXL.com - practice specific types of problems

kutasoftware.com - generates practice problems

khanacademy.org - excellent site: practice, videos, worksheets, etc.

sharemylesson.com - union sponsored site - lots of free materials

http://teachers.henrico.k12.va.us/math/hcpsalgebra1/ - free materials

teachingchannel.org - lots of videos explanations

teachervision.com - adaptations & modifications

Plus, I have dozens of sites I use to have students practice by playing games. We usually have awards for the highest score, most improved, etc. We have a lot of contests.

Love the site! Thanks for sharing it. I have shared with the math and EC teachers.
Basic Member
2 years ago
One of the best resources I have found is IXL. Students can work at their own pace and practice as often as they like. The graphics are appealing and my students enjoy working on the computer. Hope this helps!
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2 years ago
Quote from pattonl
One of the best resources I have found is IXL. Students can work at their own pace and practice as often as they like. The graphics are appealing and my students enjoy working on the computer. Hope this helps!

https://www.ixl.com/math/

IXL Math

On IXL, math is more than just numbers. With unlimited questions, engaging item types, and real-world scenarios, IXL helps students experience math at its most mesmerizing!
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2 years ago
Quote from dj231
Thanks so much for your help. Will check out the sites. Looking for a different approach than just memorizing the steps since that is hard for students with focusing and working memory issues. Thinking about using colored blocks or pictures of colored blocks before going back to solving simple equations.

Some of these need modification for high school students:

https://www.learner.org/workshops/algebra/workshop1/lessonplan2.html

http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/category_g_4_t_2.html

https://illinois.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/vtl07.math.algebra.pat.lparrange/using-concrete-manipulatives-to-generate-algebraic-patterns/#.WQiCLEXysnQ

http://www.learndifferently.com/2016/04/19/teaching-algebra-manipulatives/

http://www.foundationsofalgebra.com/manipulative-mathematics/manipulative-mathematics-teacher-training-videos/

https://illuminations.nctm.org/activity.aspx?id=3482

https://www.teachmathematics.net/page/2958/algebra-virtual-manipulatives

http://www.mathedpage.org/manipulatives/alg-manip.html

https://www.commonsense.org/education/lesson-plans/solving-linear-equations-using-manipulatives

http://www.hand2mind.com/resources/why-teach-math-with-manipulatives
Full Member
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1 year ago
As much as possible, you need to do hands on stuff.

For very basic Algebraic problems, use real items to show the method.
Basic Member
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1 year ago
Quote from Laurie Hall
Quote from dj231
Thanks so much for your help. Will check out the sites. Looking for a different approach than just memorizing the steps since that is hard for students with focusing and working memory issues. Thinking about using colored blocks or pictures of colored blocks before going back to solving simple equations.

Some of these need modification for high school students:

https://www.learner.org/workshops/algebra/workshop1/lessonplan2.html

http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/category_g_4_t_2.html

https://illinois.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/vtl07.math.algebra.pat.lparrange/using-concrete-manipulatives-to-generate-algebraic-patterns/#.WQiCLEXysnQ

http://www.learndifferently.com/2016/04/19/teaching-algebra-manipulatives/

http://www.foundationsofalgebra.com/manipulative-mathematics/manipulative-mathematics-teacher-training-videos/

https://illuminations.nctm.org/activity.aspx?id=3482

https://www.teachmathematics.net/page/2958/algebra-virtual-manipulatives

http://www.mathedpage.org/manipulatives/alg-manip.html

https://www.commonsense.org/education/lesson-plans/solving-linear-equations-using-manipulatives

http://www.hand2mind.com/resources/why-teach-math-with-manipulatives

Thank you for providing all of these resources.
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