Certificate in Supporting SpLD Learners in Mathematics

Intakes
June, October

Public : $840.00
DAS Parents : $756.00

Course intakes from 1 April 2021 will be subjected to a fee increase.

 

"It is very practical according to the school curriculum. There is a good balance of training and practice." - Irene Tan (Oct 2020)

 

Course Lecturers

Siti MariamRebecca Shalinah

 

About the Course

This course aims to enable participants in understanding and supporting learners who have difficulties with Mathematics, including those with dyslexia. In Singapore, the prevalence of dyslexia amongst the population is estimated to be 10% of which 4% will have dyslexia severe enough to warrant intervention. Students with dyslexia have been found to display difficulties in learning Mathematics. Hence, this course provides theoretical and practical knowledge of Mathematical learning, and understand how individual differences affect the learning of Mathematics. It is designed to give both professionals and family members a valuable overview of how to support struggling learners in Mathematics through identifying and assessing individual needs, as well as practical strategies in supporting these learners.

 

Target Audience

The target audience may be a teacher who needs an insight into how to cope with teaching Mathematics to struggle learners in the classroom, a parent who wants to support their child at home or other professionals and specialists who support students with learning differences. Learners who may benefit from the strategies shared in the course include:

  • A learner in primary school who struggles with the times table and the basic four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division).
  • An older learner who has a weak foundation of long multiplication and division, multiplication and division of fractions.

 

Learning Outcomes

 

  • Understand the learning differences relating to Mathematics
  • Understand the implications of dyslexia on Mathematics
  • Conduct an informal assessment to identify the mathematical needs of students with dyslexia
  • Appreciate the elements of a Maths lesson and use of teaching/learning materials through the Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract approach
  • Apply knowledge and skills to support learners struggling with place value, the four basic operations, and basic word problems

 

COURSE DELIVERY

DAS Academy will be delivering the course with dual-mode of learning; face-to-face or online via live-stream on Zoom. Please indicate your preferred mode of learning in the registration form. Please note that you will not be allowed to change your preference once the registration is completed.

 

ASSESSMENT

 

  1. Create a teaching resource
  2. Written reflection on teaching resource created

*Assessment is due 20 working days after the last day of the course

Note: Assessment is compulsory for students taking this module as part of the Specialist Diploma in Learning Support for SpLD

 

CERTIFICATION AWARDED

 

  • A Certificate of Achievement will be awarded to participants who attain at least 75% attendance and successfully pass the assessment.
  • A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to participants who attain at least 75% attendance but do not wish to undertake the assessment.

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