Best practice tips for specific learning disability

Best practice tips are strategies that have been evaluated in other settings, target a relevant factor (such as a teaching style that lowers student anxiety), or is considered best practice by experts in the field.

Teach a range of strategies

It can be helpful to teach upper primary students a range of strategies for solving mathematics problems. For example, with a sum such as 68 – 64 = ?, a student could:

count forward from 64

count backwards from 68

or minus 4 from 8, and 60 from 60.