presentation for parents and teachers, Mr. Shah will discuss the neurological reasoning behind a student's difficulty in learning or comprehending arithmetic and will introduce tested strategies to improve teaching and learning in secondary level mathematics courses.
A neurological approach to understanding dyscalculia helps to explain the difficulty students may face in secondary level mathematics courses. The presenter will:
the neurological components related to dyscalculia and working memory issues
review literature and
research methods to help teachers and parents better understand the obstacles to learning
tested strategies and intervention techniques to enhance
and efforts of those who support students with dyscalculia
reflective exercises to improve collaboration between faculty, parents, and students.
Ravi Shah, is the lead teacher of the Math Department at Wolcott. He received his BS in Education and Social Policy from Northwestern University and his Master's i
Teaching Mathematics from the University of Southern California. He also completed a certificate in Gifted Education from USC. Currently, Ravi is completing his Doctorate in Education in Curriculum Studies at DePaul University in Chicago, with a focus on studying innovative teaching methods in the math classroom for students with learning differences.
Bring a friend. This program is free and open to the public.