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Course Overview

Foundations of Math: Teaching Students With Significant Disabilities is a research-based, five-day training course for educators of students with significant disabilities in grades K-12.

This course is designed to develop instructors' knowledge of the mathematics they teach by seeing mathematics through the lens of a well-delineated number sense. Instructors will also look at research and instructional methods for teaching students with significant disabilities, including those with moderate and significant cognitive disabilities and complex communication needs.

Foundations of Math: Teaching Students With Significant Disabilities was developed by Dr. Chris Cain in conjunction with the North Carolina Department of Instruction, Exceptional Children's Division. Dr. Cain is a dynamic presenter who is passionate about students with special needs and those who work with them. Dr. Cain presents a way of understanding and teaching mathematics to students with significant disabilities that will challenge and enhance teachers' current thinking about mathematics education for every student.

Registration is now open. Register for the Teaching Students With Significant Disabilities course. The registration deadline is July 19, 2018.

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Foundations of Math Video Series

A series of video interviews with participants and creators of the Foundations of Math course.

18 Videos

Total Runtime: 45:57


Individual Videos

01 - What is Foundations of Math?

Published April 24, 2018

Runtime: 2:41

02 - Why use the Foundations of Math approach?

Published April 24, 2018

Runtime: 4:50

03 - Why do we need to do something new?

Published April 24, 2018

Runtime: 2:53

04 - What are the Components of Number Sense?

Published April 24, 2018

Runtime: 3:27

05 - What is the Prototype for Lesson Construction?

Published April 24, 2018

Runtime: 2:24

06 - What data is being collected?

Published April 24, 2018

Runtime: 2:08

07 - How does the Foundations of Math approach work with our textbooks?

Published April 24, 2018

Runtime: 3:08

08 - How can I go slow to go fast?

Published April 24, 2018

Runtime: 2:52

09 - How do I learn more after I've taken the course?

Published April 24, 2018

Runtime: 3:27

10 - Why can't the students have worksheets?

Published April 24, 2018

Runtime: 4:14

11 - How will you challenge my student who has always been advanced in math?

Published April 24, 2018

Runtime: 3:16

12 - Why are you teaching "academic" math to students with significant disabilities and/or complex communication needs?

Published April 24, 2018

Runtime: 2:41

13 - What is the difference between Foundations of Math and Foundations of Math: Teaching Students with Significant Disabilities?

Published April 24, 2018

Runtime: 1:31

14 - Foundations of Math Success Story 1

Published April 24, 2018

Runtime: 1:17

15 - Foundations of Math Success Story 2

Published April 24, 2018

Runtime: 1:00

16 - Foundations of Math Success Story 3

Published April 24, 2018

Runtime: 1:09

17 - Foundations of Math Success Story 4

Published April 24, 2018

Runtime: 1:10

18 - Foundations of Math Success Story 5

Published April 24, 2018

Runtime: 1:49

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