151 pagesPublisher :
Corwin Press (December 2009)ISBN - 10 :
1412966353ISBN - 13 :
9781412966351Product Dimensions :
8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)Subjects :
Teaching - Mathematics, Psychology of Education, Teaching - Curricula, Effective Teaching, Classroom Planning, Mathematics - Study & Teaching, Mathematics - General & Miscellaneous, Education - Learning Disabled About the author :
Paul J. Riccomini began his career as a dual-certified general education mathematics teacher, teaching students with learning disabilities, emotional and behavioral disabilities, and gifted and talented students in Grades 7-12 in inclusive classrooms. His teaching experiences required a strong content knowledge in mathematics and the development and maintenance of strong collaborative relationships with both general and special educators. Currently, he is an associate professor of special education at Clemson University. His research focus is on effective instructional approaches, strategies, and assessments for students who are low achievers and/or students with learning disabilities in mathematics. He has written several research and practitioner articles related to effective strategies for teaching mathematics to students who struggle as well as coauthored two math intervention programs targeting fractions and integers. As a former middle and high school general education and special education mathematics teacher, Riccomini knows firsthand the challenges and difficulties teachers experience day-to-day when working with struggling students. He earned his doctorate in special education from The Pennsylvania State University and his master's of education and bachelor of arts in mathematics at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.
Bradley S. Witzel is an experienced and decorated teacher of students with disabilities and at-risk concerns. He has worked as a classroom teacher and before that as a paraeducator in inclusive and self-contained settings. He currently serves as an associate professor, coordinator of the three special education programs, and assistive department chair of curriculum and instruction at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina, where he recently received the 2009 Winthrop Graduate Faculty Award. In higher education, Witzel has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in special and general education methods as well as a variety of other courses from transition to behavior support. He has written several research and practitioner articles, books, and book chapters on mathematics education and interventions, and served as a reviewer of the final report from the National Mathematics Advisory Panel. Recently he coauthored an IES practice guide on Response to Intervention in mathematics. Witzel received his BS in psychology from James Madison University and his MEd and PhD in special education from the University of Florida.