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Teaching Math to Struggling Learners

Jacob Williams | September 11, 2019

While there is not a single strategy that works for teaching math to struggling learners and students with learning disabilities, it’s a good idea to start with solid and proven teaching practices that work for everyone and add specific accommodations that level the playing field and ensure that all students have the support they need to flourish in math.

On our blog, Jacob Williams outlines several proven teaching practices that support math success for learners of all abilities.


We offer literacy expertise across the spectrum, from early literacy to postsecondary and from English learners to special education students and children with dyslexia. We offer training and technical assistance specifically designed for educators and educational leaders to build the strengths and literacy of all students.

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We provide data and analysis to help our clients assess their literacy efforts. We work closely with leaders to create customized evaluations in areas ranging from early literacy to adolescent reading. We also have deep experience with literacy research and have served literacy policy consultants to lawmakers and school leaders.

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