Down’s syndrome students excel in new math teaching program

Annie and her Year 6 teacher Melanie Stratford at St Benedict’s Primary School in Narrabundah have been part of an Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) study since the start of the year and already the results have been “amazing”.

Students with Down syndrome usually operate at a much lower level of maths, but thanks to specific classroom layouts a team-based approach between the classroom teacher, learning support teachers, assistants and Annie’s trusty talking calculator on her iPad, she can now keep up with her peers, says Mrs Stratford

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