Here is an interesting clip showing how her emotions effect her thought process although due to the Autism they are difficult to gauge on the surface until you talk to her:
She is Autistic so she isn't supposed to be able to do this kind of math:
But it's just counting. Actually, I use it to teach students to count and Sarah is no exception.
Here is some simple problem solving where we discover what x is:
Here we both solve a problem.
Here we reduce some "complicated fractions":
More practice with algebra and problem solving:
Good lesson on integers and algebra, P1 is available free this vid has both parts, P1 and P2. I have used this vid to teach other students integers as they can learn from her mistakes. Many "normal" algebra students have trouble with the algebra she is mastering.
I must stress the importance of drawing the integers. This student had done lots of drawing before so we skipped it. DO NOT skip it altogether with any of your students especially the younger ones...
Here is the last part:
And here is a link to the blog post about these vids:
Fraction Multiplication and division. Some simple very minor errors here but still a good lesson and it clearly explains WHY we invert and multiply.
"It seems that for success in science or art, a dash of autism is essential"~Hans Asperger.
"Nobel prize-calibre geniuses often have certain core autistic features at their heart" ~Allan Snyder, director of Sydney University's Centre for the Mind.
"The difference between high-functioning and low-functioning is that high-functioning means your deficits are ignored, and low- functioning means your assets are ignored."~Laura Tisoncik
* Morton Gernsbacher, parent of an autistic child, says:
”…research demonstrates that autistic traits are distributed into the non-autistic population; some people have more of them, some have fewer. History suggests that many individuals whom we would today diagnose as autistic – some severely so – contributed profoundly to our art, our math, our science, and our literature.“ ~Morton Gernsbacher, parent of an autistic child,
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