Special needs in research and instruction in Whole Number Arithmetic

Lieven Verschaffel, Anna Baccaglini-Frank, Joanne Mulligan, Marja Van den Heuvel-Panhuizen, Yan Ping Xin, Brian Butterworth

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    Abstract

    This chapter provides an overview of the ICME 23 Study panel on special needs in research and instruction in whole number arithmetic. It starts with a general introduction by Verschaffel about the state of affairs in and the major issues and challenges for research and educational practice in the field of mathematical learning difficulties (MLD). Afterwards these issues and challenges are explored and discussed from four different angles by four scholars with complementary specializations in the domain of children with MLD and/or other special needs in the curricular domain of whole number arithmetic, namely, Anna Baccaglini-Frank, Joanne Mulligan, Marja van den Heuvel-Panhuizen and Yan Ping Xin. Finally, Brian Butterworth discusses these four contributions, particularly with respect to the questions ‘what constitutes the “mathematics” that MLD research and practice should address’ and ‘what can be considered as appropriate interventions for children with special needs’
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationBuilding the foundation
    Subtitle of host publicationwhole numbers in the primary grades: the 23rd ICMI study
    EditorsMariolina Bartolini-Bussi, Xuhua Sun
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
    Chapter16
    Pages375-397
    Number of pages23
    ISBN (Electronic)9783319635552
    ISBN (Print)9783319635545
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2018

    Publication series

    NameNew ICMI Study Series
    ISSN (Print)1387-6872
    ISSN (Electronic)2215-1745

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    Copyright the Author(s) 2018. Version archived for private and non-commercial use with the permission of the author/s and according to publisher conditions. For further rights please contact the publisher.

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