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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 7-10

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

## 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 7-10

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

Math Games
Math 7-10

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

Sentence Frames
Math 7-10

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

Multiple Representations: Graphic Organizer
Math 7-10

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

Multimodal Instruction
Math 7-10

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 7-10

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 7-10

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

Gallery Walk
Math 7-10

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

Word Walls
Math 7-10

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