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Supporting Deaf Students' Math Learning

It is important to recognize the impact that hearing loss can have on learning, and accommodate each student's communication preferences to support math learning.

Hearing factors k-12

Math PK-2

We typically learn to understand many foundational math concepts through what we hear, but also what we can touch, see, and manipulate.

Math 3-6

We typically learn to understand many early math concepts through what we hear, but also what we can touch, see, and manipulate.

Math 7-9

We typically learn to understand many math concepts through what we hear, but also what we can touch, see, and manipulate.

Advance Graphic Organizer

Literacy 7-12

Advance graphic organizers link prior knowledge to upcoming learning to help students anticipate and understand the structure of new information.

Strategies to use for PK-2

Multimodal Instruction
Math PK-2

Instruction in multiple formats allows students to activate different cognitive skills to understand and remember the steps they are to take in their math work.

Multiple Display Boards/Screens
Math PK-2

Multiple display spaces help develop oral language skills as well as Social Awareness & Relationship Skills by allowing groups to share information easily as they work.

Multiple Representations: Visual Representations
Math PK-2

Visual representations help students understand what a number represents as well as recognize relationships between numbers.

Concrete-Representational-Abstract (CRA)
Math PK-2

CRA is a sequential instructional approach during which students move from working with concrete materials to creating representational drawings to using abstract symbols.

Gestures
Math PK-2

Adding motions to complement learning activates more cognitive processes for recall and understanding.

Math Games: Numerical & Spatial
Math PK-2

Math games use numbers and Spatial Skills, allowing students to practice many math skills in a fun, applied context.

strategies to use for 3-6

Math Games
Math 3-6

Math games allow students to practice many math skills in a fun, applied context.

Multiple Display Boards/Screens
Math 3-6

Multiple display spaces help develop oral language skills as well as Social Awareness & Relationship Skills by allowing groups to share information easily as they work.

Gestures
Math 3-6

Adding motions to complement learning activates more cognitive processes for recall and understanding.

Word Walls
Math 3-6

A word wall helps build the Math Communication and vocabulary skills that are necessary for problem solving.

Creating Visual Representations
Math 3-6

Students activate more cognitive processes by exploring and representing their understandings in visual form.

Multimodal Instruction
Math 3-6

Instruction in multiple formats allows students to activate different cognitive skills to understand and remember the steps they are to take in their math work.

Concrete-Representational-Abstract (CRA)
Math 3-6

CRA is a sequential instructional approach during which students move from working with concrete materials to creating representational drawings to using abstract symbols.

Multiple Representations: Visual Representations
Math 3-6

Visual representations help students understand what a number represents as well as recognize relationships between numbers.

strategies to use for 7-9

Creating Visual Representations
Math 7-9

Students activate more cognitive processes by exploring and representing their understandings in visual form.

Math Games
Math 7-9

Math games allow students to practice many math skills in a fun, applied context.

Sentence Frames
Math 7-9

Sentence frames or stems can serve as language support to enrich students' participation in academic discussions.

Multiple Representations: Graphic Organizer
Math 7-9

Visualizing how ideas fit together helps students construct meaning and strengthens recall.

Multimodal Instruction
Math 7-9

Instruction in multiple formats allows students to activate different cognitive skills to understand and remember the steps they are to take in their math work.

Multiple Display Boards/Screens
Math 7-9

Multiple display spaces help develop oral language skills as well as Social Awareness & Relationship Skills by allowing groups to share information easily as they work.

Gestures
Math 7-9

Adding motions to complement learning activates more cognitive processes for recall and understanding.

Gallery Walk
Math 7-9

As students walk through stations working in small groups, the social and physical nature of the learning supports deeper understanding.

Word Walls
Math 7-9

A word wall helps build the Math Communication and vocabulary skills that are necessary for problem solving.