Frequently Asked Questions about Modules for MATH
What is Modules for MATH?
Modules for Math is a program for learning the foundations of mathematics .These are the basic building blocks for doing Computations and for Understanding Verbal Problems.
Each of these need different cognitive processes that have to do with Planning strategies for computation and Simultaneously process the main ideas in a verbal problems.
What are ‘Modules’?
Modules are separate units.
Five types of processing modules/units have been identified for training. Each of these is a separate unit, but depend on each other for success in math performance.
Training in each module should enhance the specific cognitive process. Most of the tasks in a Module have two parts: A general cognition-boosting, and a second part that applies the general strategies to problems related to math curriculum.
Who might benefit from Modules for Math Training?
It is designed for children in pre-kindergarten to early elementary classes. It can be integrated with curriculum for children with normal development and those who are at-risk for developing mathematical learning disability.
Who can use Modules for Math?
- Teacher’s Aides—under supervision of teachers
- Parents or guardians who have some background in psychology or education
Are the Modules suitable for the classroom?
This depends on the type of task in each module.
- Some tasks are best done in small groups of at best 4 children whereas others may be integrated with regular class curriculum.
- For a child with severe math difficulties benefits most from a one on one tutoring.
- It can be used to supplement the curriculum in regular classrooms with Teacher’s Aides or volunteers.
- Variations of the small group activity section of a Module may be administered at home.
Can MATH be used with PREP and/or COGENT?
Yes, Modules for MATH can be combined with PREP or COGENT. Combination is easy as Modules for Math share many features of PREP and COGENT, especially Planning-Attention-Simultaneous-Successive processes.
If the primary difficulty of the child is comprehension---select those tasks that focus on comprehension. Similarly, for ADHD, select tasks from COGENT that enhance attention (Squeeze). Likewise tasks from PREP that focus on planning (Village Map, West Edmonton Mall).