Accessible Educational Materials was previously referred to in the IDEA as Accessible Instructional Materials. “Educational materials and technologies are “accessible” to people with disabilities if they are able to “acquire the same information, engage in the same interactions, and enjoy the same services” as people who do not have disabilities. As a person with a disability, you must be able to achieve these three goals “in an equally integrated and equally effective manner, with substantially equivalent ease of use” (Joint Letter US Department of Justice and US Department of Education, June 29, 2010).” (aem.org.cast)The NC Policies Governing Services for Children with Disabilities cites IDEA on Accessible Instructional Materials.
What we like about this task
Addresses standards: 4.OA.A, 4.NBT.B, 4.OA.A.3, 4.NBT.B.6, MP.1, and MP.6
Requires students to understand the meaning of the quotient and remainder in order to solve problems in a real-world context
Addresses content across two major clusters (4.OA.A and 4.NBT.B) within the grade, specifically 4.OA.A.3 and 4.NBT.B.6
Requires students to interpret what is being asked and perform extensive calculations (MP.1) accurately and efficiently (MP.6)
In the classroom:
Offers opportunities for students to use strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between multiplication and division to solve division problems
Provides repeated practice of multi-digit division and can be easily altered to allow for repeated use throughout the year
Allows for small group, partner, or individual work
This rubric and checklist can help educators evaluate digital resources based on four domains: instruction, content, technology, and design.