Horizon Academy Embraces Multisensory Math Instruction and Here Is Why

November 26, 2018

Written by Olivia Cowin In many ways, mathematics is an intersection of two languages. Names derived from the meaning of Latin or Greek roots and affixes are assigned to mathematical symbols; these symbols are themselves strung together following the rules and conventions of an overarching structure. Without using direct and explicit instruction, as with our Orton-Gillingham approach for reading, many students get lost in the translation of math. The difficulties faced by students are not surprising when much of conventional math instruction begins at an abstract level and relies heavily on rote memorization of procedures. The multisensory math approach, in…

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