  
Description  
 A remedial math class with an emphasis on basic math skills, intended for students with disabilities. Provides support and instruction to students who struggle with math calculation and problems solving skills ranging from basic to higher level. Intended for students currently enrolled in a Foothill math class. Students will receive guided practice in specific compensatory and study strategies. The focus will be on utilizing skills and strategies in conjunction with academic course material. Students will be able to identify learning preferences and strengths as they pertain to mathematics.


Course Objectives  
 The student will be able to:
 Demonstrate understanding of basic problem solving skills and concepts
 Demonstrate compensatory strategies suitable to student's specific learning style
 Demonstrate the ability to use study skills appropriate to math
 Demonstrate familiarity with the DRC services and other campus resources available to students

Special Facilities and/or Equipment  
 Accessible classroom.

Course Content (Body of knowledge)  
  Conceptualizing math through written and/or oral responses
 Demonstration of fundamental processing skills necessary to correctly complete math equation/measurement
 Verbally recite, repeat, and reframe math concepts and procedures with math instructor/teaching assistant
 Summarize key math concepts and processes essential to solving math equations
 Customized notes
 Math strategies
 Simplifying and categorizing math problems
 Verbal and visual techniques for solving algebra
 Tips for solving word problems  mnemonics stories
 Strategies for solving systems of equations  analysis and synthesis
 Logic relationships and patterns in word problems and equations
 Organization of information in order to develop mathematical thinking
 Written and verbal problem solving techniques
 Inductive and deductive reasoning skills
 Computational skills as related to problem solving materials
 Math study skills
 Evaluating math strengths, weaknesses, and learning preferences
 Organizational and time management skills
 Note taking
 Memory techniques
 Relaxation exercises
 Test taking tips
 Disability Resource Center and campus resources
 Determine eligibility for support services
 Evaluate academic needs and classroom accommodations
 Demonstrate the ability to apply selfadvocacy techniques with the math instructors
 Review accommodations letter with instructor
 Discuss academic needs and learning preference
 Research and utilize campus resources

Methods of Evaluation  
  Completion of web based assigned readings and assignments.
 Completion of pre and post self assessments.

Representative Text(s)  
 Instructor Handouts

Disciplines  
 Special Education


Method of Instruction  
  Lecture
 Discussion
 Group work
 Individualized instruction


Lab Content  
 Under direct supervision of the instructor, students will work in conjunction with instructional aides to work on assigned math problems and develop compensatory strategies to support their learning style.


Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments  
  On line readings and assignments which require evaluation, analysis, and reflection.
 Math assessment questionnaire and survey (pre and post).
