Reflection: Students with Disabilities Positions- Using Positional Terms - Section 2: Presentation of Lesson


I have a student who struggles with cutting.  He used to shut down when asked to compete a cutting task.  I started pre-cutting his materials, but this was not really a solution because he would have nothing to do while the other students cut.  He also really needs cutting practice.  What I started doing (and did in this lesson) is pre-cutting his materials for the lesson, but giving him a different cutting activity to do while the other students cut out the materials for the lesson.  He is able to trade his activity in to get his pieces when he is finished.  This has helped a lot!  He gets to practice cutting without the frustration of accidentally cutting his materials into little pieces and not being able to complete the lesson.  There are some free resources for cutting practice available here.

  Cutting Problems
  Students with Disabilities: Cutting Problems
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Positions- Using Positional Terms

Unit 4: Positions and Shapes
Lesson 8 of 17

Objective: Students will be able to describe the relative positions of objects using terms such as above, below, beside, in front of, behind, and next to.

Big Idea: Describing the position of objects and understanding positional vocabulary is an important math skill. In this lesson, students will use their knowledge of positional vocabulary to "Clean Up" the classroom.

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Math, position, above, below, beside
  55 minutes
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