Elizabeth Lawlor

To increase their rural special education students’ opportunities to work cooperatively, Mrs. Lawlor and Ms. Horchem implement a program to target mathematics skills through activities that address multiple intelligences. Students participate in several hands-on explorations to build understanding of mathematics concepts. To strengthen understanding, older students mentor and plan activities for younger students. Building both written and oral expressive language skills, students maintain a journal explaining the math concepts they have learned. Journal passages are bound into books for classroom libraries.