Teaching mathematics to students of Down syndrome
Publication Type
Conference Paper

This study aimed to find mechanisms, methods, and strategies that should be considered in teaching mathematics to students with Down syndrome. It relied on the descriptive approach, as it focused on theoretical literature and previous studies related to the topic. The study concluded that the process of teaching mathematics derives from the strategy based on the transition from perceived to abstract, and the process of teaching mathematics passes through three stages, the first of which is the sensory stage, which depends on the tools that the child can pick up and touch, then the semi-sensory stage and includes pictures and drawings related to reality and close to the environment Child, ending with the abstract phase based on the use of symbols.

The study also found that the success of Down syndrome education methods depends on the teacher’s understanding of the lesson plan, the teacher’s ability to segment each goal into simple sub-goals, and reliance primarily on the strengths of Down syndrome students. It also indicated that teachers must consider the characteristics of students with Down syndrome, and choose the methods that are appropriate with their characteristics and their abilities, so that they achieve the best possible learning.

Key words: Teaching mathematics, teaching strategies, Down syndrome.

Conference Title
Special Education Conference Towards a Distinguished Service System
Conference Country
Conference Date
Sept. 30, 2020 - Sept. 30, 2020
Conference Sponsor
كلية العلوم التربوية- جامعة القدس المفتوحةوجمعية الياسمين لرعاية وتأهيل الإعاقة