Helen A. Kellar Institute for Human disAbility - George Mason University
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The Kellar Institute for Human DisAbilities (KIHd) is an interdisciplinary campus-based organization focusing on improving the lives and productivity of children and adults with disabilities. KIHd combines the resources of the university with local, state, regional, national, public, and private sector agencies and organizations to develop products, services, and programs for persons with disabilities.

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Enhancing Middle-Grades Mathematics Outcomes for All: Strengthening Mathematics Teaching and Learning for Special Populations

Peggy King-Sears is the Primary Investigator of one portion of a multi-partner grant focused on enhancing the math performance of middle school students. Dr. King-Sears is collaborating with colleagues from Johns Hopkins University to develop math materials, using Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles, that math educators (including special educators) can use to teach students with and without math disabilities. Three math units are targeted for analysis, with UDL-enhanced materials eventually becoming one tool within a more comprehensive "Mathematics Improvement Toolkit." This three-year project, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, is titled: Enhancing Middle-Grades Mathematics Outcomes for All: Strengthening Mathematics Teaching and Learning for Special Populations.