Mathematics disorder

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Mathematics disorder, formerly called developmental arithmetic disorder, developmental acalculia, or dyscalculia, is a learning disorder in which a person's mathematical ability is substantially below the level normally expected based on his or her age, intelligence, life experiences, educational background, and physical impairments. This disability affects the ability to do calculations as well as the ability to understand word problems and mathematical concepts.


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The following will be your task to complete this assignment:

a. Discuss the indicators used to observe learners with mathematical learning disabilities (MLD).

b. Explain using appropriate examples two teaching approaches that can be adapted to teach learners with mathematical learning disability.

c. Describe the necessary preparation in developing an effective program for mathematical learning disability students.

(Total : 40 marks)

The following are some basic guidelines in completing this assignment:

· Write in your own words and do not copy and paste from other articles or books that you have read

· First, introduce what you understand by mathematical learning abilities. Try to explain as clearly as possible using some relevant definitions that you have read from some reading material.

· Discuss the indicators or characteristics of learners with mathematical learning disabilities. You must accompany this with good realistic examples.

· Explain the two teaching approaches that you have selected and give reasons why you have chosen these approaches.

· Finally, you need to plan a programme to help students in this category. Explain the necessary preparation to develop the programme.

· In conclusion, you have to list the references that you have cited in your assignment and try to make sure that you follow the APA style in your referencing.

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA:

Your assignment should be between 1000-1200 words and will be assessed based on the following aspects lifted in the rubric provided.

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ATTACHMENT

ASSIGNMENTRUBRICS

KOD KURSUS/COURSE CODE: SBEM2203

SEMESTER: SEPT 2013

Criteria

Weight

No Attempt

0

Low

1

Fair

2

Above average

3

Excellent

4

Actual Marks

1. Introduction and overview of the topic

1

No introduction

Very brief introduction with no definition of MLD.

Main idea is stated but without proper arrangement of the report writing

Main idea is stated with proper organization in approaching the way to write the report

Introduction is very clear, excellent definition of MLD cited from relevant and current sources. Clearly states the content of the assignment.

4

2. Discussion on the indicators used to observe learners with mathematical learning disabilities.

3

No discussion of the indicators of MLD

The discussion is very brief and many points were not explained clearly. The discussion only includes the following:

· Brief explanation of the indicators of MLD learners.

· Very few examples were given but not quite relevant and with not citation.

The discussion is fairly clear with some important parts not explained clearly. The discussion includes some of the following:

· Partial explanation of the indicators of MLD learners.

· Only a few indicators were explained with examples.

· Only a few citation stated were stated in the discussion.

The discussion is clear and quit comprehensive. The discussion includes most of the following:

· Explanation of the indicators of MLD learners.

· Not all of the indicators were presented with specific examples.

· A few citation were not stated in the discussion.

The discussion is very clear and comprehensive. The discussion includes all of the following:

· Explanation of the indicators of MLD learners.

· Specific and relevant examples to support each indicator.

· Citation for each example was clearly stated.

12

3. Explanation of the two teaching approaches to teach learners with mathematical learning disability.

2

No explanation of the teaching approaches

Brief explanation of the teaching approaches. Includes a brief account of the following:

· Justification of the two teaching approaches selected.

· brief explanation on the two approaches.

· minimal number of in text citation.

Fairly good explanation of the teaching approaches. Includes some of the following:

· Some justification of the two teaching approaches selected.

· Moderate explanation on how the two approaches are conducted.

· In text citation is very clear and well presented.

Good explanation of the teaching approaches. Includes most of the following:

· Good justification of the two teaching approaches selected.

· Quite detailed explanation on how the two approaches are conducted.

· In text citation is quite well presented.

In depth explanation of the teaching approaches. Includes all of the following:

· Excellent justification of the two teaching approaches selected.

· Detailed explanation on how the two approaches are conducted.

· In text citation is very clear and well presented.

8

4. Description of the preparation to develop a programme for mathematical learning disability students.

3

No attempt to describe the plan

Fairly brief description of the preparation. Only a brief explanation of the following are observed:

· Explanation on the MLD group of students

· Explanation on the programme

Fairly good description of the preparation. Only some of the following are observed :

· Explanation on the MLD group of students

· Explanation on the programme and how it is going to be conducted

Good description of the preparation. Some of the following are observed:

· Quite detailed explanation on the MLD group of students

· Good explanation on the programme and how it is going to be conducted

Excellent description of the preparation. All of the following are observed:

· Detailed explanation on the MLD group of students

· Excellent explanation on the programme and how it is going to be conducted

12

5. Organisation and Mechanics of writing

1

Very poorly organized, lacks cohesion of thoughts and ideas and is difficult to read.

Numerous gross errors in grammar, spelling and punctuation.

Improper referencing.

Fairly well organized, has limited cohesion of thoughts and ideas and is fairly easy to read.

Some gross errors in grammar, spelling and punctuation.

Some errors in referencing.

Well organized, has logical cohesion of thoughts and ideas and is easy to read.

Few minor errors in grammar, spelling and punctuation.

Good referencing.

Well organized, has excellent cohesion of thoughts and ideas and very easy to read.

No / minor errors in grammar, spelling and punctuation.

Accurate referencing.

4

Total points

10

40

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