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Effective: Summer 2017

Grade Type: Pass/No Pass
Not Repeatable.
FHGE: Non-GE Transferable: None
3 hours laboratory. (36 hours total per quarter)

Student Learning Outcomes -
  • The student will be able to Identify their particular learning style, strengths, and weaknesses after taking the math assessment and learning styles inventory
  • The student will be able to develop and apply compensatory strategies, effective study skills and test-taking methods.
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:
  1. Demonstrate understanding of basic problem solving skills and concepts
  2. Demonstrate compensatory strategies suitable to student's specific learning style
  3. Demonstrate the ability to use study skills appropriate to math
  4. 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) -
  1. Conceptualizing math through written and/or oral responses
    1. Demonstration of fundamental processing skills necessary to correctly complete math equation/measurement
      1. Verbally recite, repeat, and re-frame math concepts and procedures with math instructor/teaching assistant
      2. Summarize key math concepts and processes essential to solving math equations
      3. Customized notes
  2. Math strategies
    1. Simplifying and categorizing math problems
    2. Verbal and visual techniques for solving algebra
    3. Tips for solving word problems - mnemonics stories
    4. Strategies for solving systems of equations - analysis and synthesis
    5. Logic relationships and patterns in word problems and equations
    6. Organization of information in order to develop mathematical thinking
    7. Written and verbal problem solving techniques
    8. Inductive and deductive reasoning skills
    9. Computational skills as related to problem solving materials
  3. Math study skills
    1. Evaluating math strengths, weaknesses, and learning preferences
  4. Organizational and time management skills
    1. Note taking
    2. Memory techniques
    3. Relaxation exercises
    4. Test taking tips
  5. Disability Resource Center and campus resources
    1. Determine eligibility for support services
    2. Evaluate academic needs and classroom accommodations
    3. Demonstrate the ability to apply self-advocacy techniques with the math instructors
      1. Review accommodations letter with instructor
      2. Discuss academic needs and learning preference
    4. Research and utilize campus resources
Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Completion of web based assigned readings and assignments.
  2. Completion of pre and post self assessments.
Representative Text(s) -
Instructor Handouts

Disciplines -
Special Education
Method of Instruction -
  1. Lecture
  2. Discussion
  3. Group work
  4. 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 -
  1. On line readings and assignments which require evaluation, analysis, and reflection.
  2. Math assessment questionnaire and survey (pre and post).