Book Title: Teaching Math to People with Down Syndrome and Other Hands-On Learners: Book 2, Advanced Survival Skills (Topics in Down Syndrome)
Publisher: Woodbine House
Author: DeAnna Horstmeier
Announcing Book 2
, the much-anticipated sequel to DeAnna Horstmeier's popular and successful first book on teaching essential math used in daily living. TEACHING MATH TO PEOPLE WITH DOWN SYNDROME AND OTHER HANDS-ON LEARNERS, BOOK2: ADVANCED SURVIVAL SKILLS
continues with her proven, practical hands-on activities--with the help of games, manipulatives, props, and worksheets--to make learning concrete and more tangible to hands-on learners, including those with Down syndrome, autism, or other cognitive disabilities. All the visual supports and worksheets that make DeAnna's teaching technique so effective are included in the book. Just like Book 1, the follow-up book focuses on survival math--computations and concepts that relate to everyday life and being as independent as possible.
Book 2 reviews some of the basics but mostly focuses on more challenging skills that are usually taught in upper elementary, middle school and beyond, such as:
Multiplication & Division: Using manipulatives and a calculator; solving word problems; memorizing multiplication facts.
Fractions: Practicing fractions through cooking, especially measuring for baking; reading and writing mixed numbers (5 1/4); learning fraction equivalents.
Measurement: Measuring to the nearest 1/4 inch; understanding how long a mile is and measurements for temperature, weather, food and units of capacity (cup, pint, quart, gallon).
Money: Adding up mixed coins and bills; banking basics (depositing money, writing and cashing checks); tracking spending; budgeting (understanding the difference between discretionary and necessary purchases).
Decimals: Writing and reading dollar amounts to the 10ths and 100ths; memorizing percentage and fraction equivalents.