MAE 530/MAE 447-Spring 2018

Bill Bernhard


Students will write a 10 page paper on how to improve the mathematics education of a specific child in a special education program. Each student is required to collect 10 artifacts for his/her special education student, consisting of personal interview notes, observation notes, an IEP summary if possible, sample work, etc. In addition, each student will read 3 journal articles from recognized educational and/or psychological literature related to the artifacts. The final paper is due on 5/3. The identity of the special education is to remain anonymous at all times, and must be designated with a fake name. Students will give oral reports on a weekly basis of their findings.


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