chapter  5
Mathematics profile of the learner with Down syndrome
ByRHONDA FARAGHER, BARBARA CLARKE
Pages 27

Difficulty learning mathematics appears to be part of the effects of Down syndrome, and yet with quality teaching and the right support, learners with Down syndrome have demonstrated achievement in mathematics. In this chapter, we review the available literature on mathematics development of learners with Down syndrome and then discuss our research using task-based interviews to provide a description of how learners with Down syndrome develop mathematics concepts. We note limitations of our research and make suggestions for further work.