Instructional and Environmental Strategies for All Learners - Problems with Memory/Recall
- Provide multiple opportunities for practice in different formats.
- Use flashcards for individual or group review.
- Use songs, rhymes, or rhythms to help remember information.
- Chunk pieces of information together. (For example have students learn the number facts in sets of three).
- Use acronyms to remember words or phrases.
- Use mnemonics like "Please excuse my dear Aunt Sally" (order of operations) to remember sequenced steps.
- Help students remember items of a list by visualizing that each is "located" at a different place in a familiar room (for instance to remember 3 shapes that are quadrilaterals, a student might visualize a square on the bed, a rectangle on the dresser, and a parallelogram on the desk).
- Use semantic maps and diagrams to help students remember the connections between concepts.
- Re-teach item of information as often as possible, varying the approach a little each time.
- Maximize the student's potential for success by providing a balance of visual and auditory stimuli in your teaching.
- Teach students to use self-questioning techniques.
- Play memory games.
- Provide the student with a written out schedule of classroom routines and timelines.
- Allow the student to trace over geometric shapes and other important visual patterns during visually presented lessons.
Math VIDS - http://www.coedu.usf.edu/main/departments/sped/ mathvids/index.html
Adapting Mathematics Instruction in the General Education Classroom for Students with Mathematics Disabilities - http://www.ldonline.org/article/ 5928
Learning Disabilities and Assistive Technology - http://www.gatfl.org/LearningDisabilitiesGuide/tabid/456/Default.aspx
Wisconsin Assistive Technology Initiative Assistive Technology - http://www.wati.org/
Elementary Math Chart - http://http://www.wati.org/content/ supports/materials/reading/pdf/Math_Chart_elem.pdf
Middle School Math Chart - http://www.wati.org/content/supports/ materials/reading/pdf/Math_Chart_Mid_Sec.pdf