Mathematics profile of the learner with Down syndrome

Rhonda Faragher, Barbara Anne Clarke

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Difficulty learning mathematics appears to be part of the effects of Down syndrome, and yet with quality teaching and the right support, learners with Down syndrome have demonstrated achievement in mathematics. In this chapter, we review the available literature on mathematics development of learners with Down syndrome and then discuss our research using task-based interviews to provide a description of how learners with Down syndrome develop mathematics concepts. We note limitations of our research and make suggestions for further work.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEducating Learners with Down Syndrome
Subtitle of host publicationResearch, Theory, and Practice with Children and Adolescents
EditorsRhonda Faragher, Barbara Clarke
Place of PublicationUK
Number of pages27
ISBN (Electronic)9781134673353
ISBN (Print)9780415816373
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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