How to Teach Math to Children with Learning Difficulties

Children with learning challenges must truly understand in order to remember. Their brains tend to store information in pictures, not words. The traditional approach of teaching mathematics using heavy doses of counting, flash cards, and rote memorizing does not work for them. Learn ways to minimize counting and concentrate on place value,
strategies to teach the facts with visual pictures, and techniques for mastering the four operations.

More about Kathleen Cotter Lawler:

Kathleen Cotter Lawler

Kathleen Cotter Lawler is the daughter of Dr. Joan A. Cotter, author and creator of the RightStart™ Mathematics program. She was one of the first children to grow up under the Activities for Learning principles. Kathleen has a degree in Home Economics from the University of Minnesota and has two Masters Degrees from the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota. Kathleen is the mother of four children ages 18 to 23. Two of the Lawler children have graduated from North Dakota State University and the younger two are attending college.

Kathleen is currently responsible for marketing, sales, and management. She travels all across the US and Canada, sharing the RightStart mission of helping children understand, apply, and enjoy mathematics. In her spare time, Kathleen designs and sews quilts, and is re-learning how to unicycle.


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Debbie D says

This may help my son. I learned his to use an abacus now. Thank you
Debbie Dubois

Michelle A says

This was a great talk. Is it possible to get her notes from the talk?

    Jen says

    Hi Michelle, We don’t have her notes for the presentation. But I’m sure you can contact her through her website Right Start Math.

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