Ethan's maths class

Ethan's maths class

Ethan is a Year 11 student with an information processing disorder. As the subject matter he is attempting becomes more complex he is increasingly confused by activities that have many steps, such as maths operations.

To meet his needs, several adjustments are being made by his school and a review plan is in place:

  • Teachers provide lesson outlines and graphic aids prior to each lesson.
  • All students, including Ethan, are permitted to use a calculator where appropriate.
  • Ethan’s maths teacher adds key words from the lesson to an index on the inside cover of Ethan's maths books.
  • The school plans to review the index system after a term to see if it assists Ethan, with a view to extending it to other subjects.