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Teaching Children Who Struggle with Mathematics

EDUC 600




Instructor: Joseph C'de Baca

Grading: Graded

Spring, Summer & Fall (Ongoing)

Instruction Mode: Correspondence

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

NDSU Credit Fee: $365

Class Offered Through Teachers Learning Center

Course Description:

This course will help math teachers use this problem-solving guide to quickly know exactly what to do for students who struggle with math. Basic math concepts and skills, such as place values, whole number computation, decimals and problem-solving are presented to help teachers reach students. Educators will evaluate their instructional approaches and adapt a systematic approach to analysis and correction strategies for instruction that enhances learning mathematics. Participants will write a paper on instructional theory for teaching mathematics or develop lessons or activities for classroom applications that help students understand and compute mathematics.


1.  Educators will learn about the dissimilar learner and techniques to help students who struggle with mathematics use strategies for using place value in a variety of techniques.

2.  Teachers will reexamine the addition of whole numbers to present the process using a variety of techniques. Then use the techniques in the subtraction of whole numbers.

3.  Educators will learn about applying a variety of techniques for multiplication and division to reach the diverse perspectives and learning styles of students.

4.  A variety of instructional approaches for understanding rational numbers and decimals and presenting them to students who have a hard time working with numbers. 

5. Teachers will develop lesson or unit plans that apply literacy strategies for addressing earning deficiencies and how this can help students improve their mathematical skills. 


Teaching Learners Who Struggle with Mathematics by Helen Sherman (2009) New Jersey: Pearson Education. 256 pages.

About The Instructor

Joseph C'de Baca
Joseph C'de Baca

Joseph C'de Baca earned his M.Ed. from the University of Phoenix, Denver, CO in Educational Administration. He earned his BA in Industrial Technology from the Metropolitan State College of Denver. Joseph is a former Social Studies and Industrial Technology teacher for 15 years.



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