IEPs and MTPs – Adapting the Math Teaching Practices for Diverse Learners
NCTM’s Effective Math Teaching Practices help provide rich learning opportunities for all students. These practices benefit students who receive special education services as well. This session describes how teachers can adapt the MTPs to meet the needs of students with EIPs and invite all students to rich, student-centered learning
NCTM describes eight Effective Math Teaching Practices:*
- Establish mathematics goals to focus learning.
- Implement tasks that promote reasoning and problem solving.
- Use and connect mathematical representations.
- Facilitate meaningful mathematical discourse.
- Pose purposeful questions.
- Build procedural fluency from conceptual understanding.
- Support productive struggle in learning mathematics.
- Elicit and use evidence of student thinking.
These practices apply to all students, though they may look a little different when they are applied to students who receive special education services. This NCTM session examined a few of the effective teaching practices and how to implement them with neurodiverse students.
You can access the Slide Deck from this session online.
* The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. (2015). Principles to actions: Ensuring mathematical success for all. NCTM.