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How a child with hearing loss learns math

Studies show that children with hearing loss don't get enough practice with real life math problems.

Some children with hearing loss have a hard time thinking of other ways to solve the problem.

  • They may not know whether to add or multiply.
  • They may be unsure of which steps to do first.

Some children with hearing loss have trouble looking over their work.

  • They may skip a step.
  • They may forget to check their answers.

Children with hearing loss who have a hard time reading also have a hard time solving word problems.

  • They don't understand what the problem is asking them to do.
  • They get confused by words they don't know.

But, there is help.
Children with hearing loss can learn math just as well as hearing children!

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