Difficulties in mathematical learning are common and significant.The struggle has increased exponentially with the Common Core State Standards in effect. Students with or without learning or mathematical disabilities may respond to continued failure by withdrawing their effort, carrying low self-esteem, and/or displaying avoidance behaviors. Enhanced anchored instruction is designed to provide students the opportunity to construct knowledge and design solutions to problems collaboratively. The approach of enhanced anchored instruction attempts to guide students to become more active in learning through the use of technology. Enhanced anchored instruction provides students the opportunity to work through problems attached to a visual anchor. These anchors help develop higher-order thinking and contextualized learning. This article discusses the steps to use enhanced anchored instruction to assist students with learning disabilities to improve problem-solving skills and increase mathematical achievement.

Author/Artist Bio

Wendie Lappin Castillo, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Special Education at Central Washington University. Dr. Castillo's research foci include strategies for students with specific learning disabilities; Remote Supervision for Rural Institutions; and Teacher Education.

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