Topic: Sci Tech Engineering & Math
Instructor: Jodi Slonaker
Method: Online (OWRK)
Sponsor: Teach n' Kids Learn, Inc.
Center Offered: OLPD

Course Description:

Supporting Mathematical Proficiency in Struggling Learners

Becoming mathematically proficient can be daunting even for students who do not have learning difficulties, but for those students who do struggle, the challenge of becoming mathematically proficient is even more overwhelming. These students may have huge barriers to their successfulness in math such as possessing knowledge and skill gaps, exhibiting learned helplessness or passive learning traits, being diagnosed specific learning disabilities or suffering from attention deficits to name only a few. When faced with the task of helping these students, teachers are often left to trial and error to find what may or may not work for their students. This does not have to be the case. In recent years, there has been an explosion of research studies and meta-analyses regarding the fundamentals for helping students with math difficulties progress toward proficiency.

 This comprehensive instructional course will present material for improving pedagogical understanding of how students learn mathematics so that teachers can allow struggling students to more fully participate in learning while also providing participants insight on effective strategies they can implement with struggling learners to boost their mathematical achievement. Special education instructors, math interventionists, and others working with students who struggle with mathematics will find this course beneficial.

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Course Location:

Contact Jodi at  for more information


Additional Notes:

You can register and begin the course at any time and have until the end of Ashland University’s academic year to complete it. Within 24-48 hours of your registration you will receive an email from your course content provider that contains your course access information. Plan to spend a minimum of two weeks in the course.  Once you complete your course, your grade will be submitted to Ashland University for processing. This course is web-based so you can access it from any computer with internet access. It is also self-paced, so you can work entirely at your own pace, when it is convenient for you. There are no specific times you must be online and no individual deadline dates for assignments. They can be submitted any time, so long as everything has been submitted by the end of the academic term.

Within 24 hours of your registration you should be able to establish a login for your student account at Ashland University, WebAdvisor. You can use WebAdvisor to view your registrations, see when your grade is posted, and print detailed receipts and grade reports. Please click here for instructions on obtaining a username and password. The instructions also include a link to our Records and Registration's webpage where transcript ordering instructions can be found. It is advised that you review your record before ordering transcripts. 

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Cost: $600
Timespan of Course:
September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020
Contact E-mail:

Meeting Times

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Course Number: EDU*6130*F13
Academic Term: 20/GW
Academic Level: GW
Semester Hours: 3.00
Subject: EDU