Mike Barber

After attending a “Making Math Real” training, Mr. Barber engages in an action research project to study the effect of remedial instruction on the mathematics skills of his special education students in an inclusion setting. To increase students’ basic mathematics skills, Mr. Barber investigates the multi-sensory, structured approach to mathematics instruction focusing on key cognitive development skills such as symbol imaging, detail analysis, and sequential processing. Mr. Barber shares his methods and research with his colleagues during weekly planning sessions and in-service meetings to encourage staff to evaluate their own instructional methods.