Mathematics education provides the child with a wide range of knowledge, skills and related activities that help him/her to develop an understanding of the physical world and social interactions. Maths education fosters creative and aesthetic development and enhances the growth of reasoning through the investigative techniques in the mathematical context. Given the needs of students with a diagnosis of Autism we at Stepping Stones Special School for Children with Autism and Complex Needs have identified Mathematics to be one of our Core Curricular subjects.
We aim to provide students with a mathematical education that is developmentally appropriate and socially relevant. Through the mathematics curriculum we aim to improve the students understanding of the environment, to increase his/her interest in it and their ability to interact with it. While some of our student may not be able to express themselves verbally they will need to hear verbal descriptions of what they are discovering as they discover it. The child’s mathematical development requires a substantial amount of practical experience to establish and to reinforce concepts and to develop a facility for their everyday use in the classroom and out in the community.
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