Access Geometry is a research-based math curriculum for high school students (ages 15–21) who have moderate-to-severe developmental disabilities, including those with an intellectual disability or autism. The curriculum gives students access to content their high school peers are learning, but with the adaptations and support they may need to succeed. The curriculum accommodates students with unique needs, including those who are nonverbal and those whose math skills are at an early numeracy level.
Access Geometry applies the research-based strategies of systematic and task analytic instruction with the use of graphic organizers and real-life math stories—a combination of strategies found to support problem solving that requires more complex thinking.
The curriculum has four units of study for a year-long geometry course: Properties of Geometric Figures, Geometric Proofs, Geometric Measurement, and Geometric Representations.
All lessons include task analyses, graphic organizers, workbook activities, and manipulatives to support students in solving the math story problems.
|Author||Bree Jimenez, PhD; Katherine Trela, PhD; Alicia Saunders, PhD; and Linda Schreiber, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL|