A field-tested and research-based approach to mathematics instruction for students with learning problems designed to build teachers' confidence. Field-testing over a three-year period showed the approaches in this text resulted in significantly improved teacher candidate attitudes about mathematics, increased mathematics content understanding, and professional-level skills in mathematics assessment and instruction. Teacher and student attitudes about mathematics are addressed from the first page, as are other student learning issues such as

  • language
  • specific mathematics disabilities
  • prior experiences
  • cognitive and metacognitive factors

Written in a clear and engaging style this text is also organized to make it easy for practicing teachers to locate material, ensuring the text will continue to serve as a valuable reference in the classroom as well.