Offers prescriptive mathematics instruction for students with disabilities requiring specialized assistance in order to pursue regular courses. It is designed for students who wish to build basic math skills and/or for students concurrently enrolled in a mathematics course, or any course that requires mathematics skills to complete the course work.
BASIC INFORMATION Instructor: Alexis Copeland Instructor's Office: Supportive Services & Instruction Email: email@example.com Telephone: 646-4067 Lab Time: see semester schedule and individual section number Room: AD-102 Units: 1 unit = 3 hours per week; 48 hours per semester
This class is offered on a CREDIT / NO CREDIT grading basis. Prerequisites: none Text and Materials: Arithmetic The Easy Way, Williams & Prindle, 4th Edition Available in the campus bookstore and Amazon.com OR the required text for math class you are concurrently enrolled in.
RATIONALE FOR THE COURSE The content for this lab is highly individualized due to the prescriptive nature of this course. This lab is designated specifically to support students enrolled in any math class and to provide students with disabilities the opportunity to receive individualized instruction and to work at their own pace to prepare them for or support them in successfully completing mainstream courses, securing or maintaining successful employment or developing increased independence. Students will work with software and materials selected by the instructor to address relevant learning issues.
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: Demonstrate an increased understanding of personal learning attributes as they relate to math. Identify and utilize individual strategies to understand and use math as related to classes and real life situations. Reduce stress in testing situations and increase ability to problem solve solutions. Analyze and type problems and use procedures (i.e., FOIL, PEMDAS) to solve. Successfully complete math classes they are enrolled in.
COURSE CONTENT Students will work with software and materials selected by the instructor to address relevant learning issues in the following areas.
Basic math skills Number systems Place value Basic addition, subtraction, multiplication and division Fractions Decimals Math strategies Math mnemonics
Testing strategies and skills Word problems Accommodations and self-advocacy Computer support
INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS Computerized instruction in a lab setting, individualized work with multisensory learning materials, and teamed learning for problem solving.`
PERFORMANCE EVALUATION This course is offered on a credit/no credit basis only. The instructor will evaluate each student’s ability to make measurable progress as defined in Section 56028 of Title 5 regulations. Students enrolled in this course are required to make measurable progress based on the goals of their Education Plan, adherence to attendance policy, satisfactory participation in, and completion of, lab activities. Credit for course will be given if the student makes measurable progress on his/her objectives for the course and the assignments given and if attendance is regular. The student will accrue units based on the number of hours spent in the lab for the semester. If you meet these two criteria, you will receive credit for the course.
ATTENDANCE Regular attendance is required. If a student misses more than four lab sessions he/she may be dropped from the course. If more than four absences are accumulated, the student should make arrangements with the instructor to make-up missed lab hours. Students should leave a message at 646-4067 if they will miss a class and inform the instructor beforehand if they know the absence will occur.
Students are expected to be punctual. A student who is 20 minutes or more late to lab without prior arrangement with the instructor will be counted as absent unless the missed lab time is compensated for or made up by arrangement. Classes start on the hour. Should you be allowed to come in late, please do so quietly and consciously in order to respect the classroom environment and other students’ learning processes.
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