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Math, Technology and UDL:  Closing the Achievement Gap
Creating new learning environments in math by applying UDL principles may just close the achievement gap in the US!
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Matthew Peterson - Teaching Without Words

Discover how math can be taught without words in this TED talk.  Be inspired by the fact that Matthew is dyslexic and because of it, he discovered how to teach math to diverse learners like himself.


"In school, the dominant way of conveying ideas is through words. Words can be great barriers to learning. Matthew Petersen shows and explains how we can learn without words.


Matthew Peterson, Ph.D., is Co-Founder, Senior Institute Scientist, and Chief Technical Officer of the MIND Research Institute. He is the creator of MIND's Math instructional software that teaches math to students using a unique non-language-based approach. Matthew was recently featured on Discovery Channel's "Profile Series." His focus is on developing math learning environments that initially convey sophisticated concepts visually, enabling students to gain a solid conceptual understanding of mathematics regardless of language proficiency. Matthew's cutting-edge teaching methods are currently benefiting over 300,000 students. He is the author of "MIND's Algebra Readiness" textbook, adopted in California in 2008, in addition to other technical and scientific publications."

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Tonya D Harris's curator insight, December 30, 2013 9:54 AM

A Resource: Hands on software for Math "MIND's Algebra"

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MIND Research Institute - Innovative Math Program: ST Math

MIND Research Institute - Innovative Math Program:  ST Math | Math, Technology and UDL:  Closing the Achievement Gap |

Learn about the innovative language-independent ST Math software developed by the MIND Research Institute that uses a visual approach to teach math concepts.


"Born out of decades of breakthrough neuroscience and education research, MIND's Education Division deploys its distinctive visual approach through innovative instructional software, textbooks, and professional development for the K-12 math market. MIND's unique math education process engages the learner's spatial temporal reasoning abilities to explain, understand, and solve multi-step problems."


Some of the benefits from the MIND Program includes:


> Innovative visual approach teaches math concepts
> Comprehensive courseware aligns to state standards
> Game metaphor engages students who have struggled with conventional approaches in math and learning
> Language-independent software lessons reduce the language barrier to learning math
> Instructional design reaches students at every level of academic proficiency
> Innovative games train students in multi-step problem-solving

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