Multi-sensory Math Training II


Not Being Offered This Summer


Place: Trident Academy, 1455 Wakendaw Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464

Course Instructor: Marilyn Zecher, M.A., CALT

More About Instructor

 A nationally certified Academic Language Therapist and former classroom/demonstration teacher, Ms. Zecher is a specialist in applying multisensory Orton-Gillingham based strategies to a variety of content areas. A frequent presenter at regional and national conferences including IDA, LDA, & NCTM, Ms. Zecher specializes in evidence based methods and interventions for all students, but which are especially effective with students with learning difficulties in the fields of mathematics, written language and study skills. For more on Marilyn Zecher, visit

Cost: $900 (includes a strategy manual), $450 nonrefundable deposit due with registration.


Campus Contact:  For more information, contact Trident Academy at 843-884-7046.



Course Overview:

The Multisensory Math II course, Strategies Secondary School Teachers, is a continuation of the evidence-based multisensory math approach developed in Multisensory Math I. It offers multisensory strategies for reaching all kinds of learners in general education, inclusion, and remedial settings.

Emphasis will be placed on hands-on learning with manipulatives prior to transitioning to more abstract representations and calculations. Additionally, participants will learn about learning differences which impact mathematics including learning disabilities, second language learning, and difficulties for at-risk students. Precise instructional language is modeled along with tactile, kinesthetic, and visual activities. This session will introduce a blended educational model in which participants will be asked to view introductory videos prior to the first day and then participate in hands-on learning for specific course content.


You will learn how to:

  • Relate instructional methodology to current research in mathematics
  • Utilize concrete-representational-abstract (CRA) approach in teaching concepts and procedures.
  • Identify common learning characteristics of students with math deficits and utilize an appropriate diagnostic prescriptive approach to instruction
  • Select appropriate manipulatives to use in instruction of fractions, decimals, Algebra concepts and operations and Geometry.
  • Create effective multisensory lesson plans to introduce or reinforce math concepts and procedures.
  • Demonstrate appropriate language strategies for addressing the needs of diverse learners.
  • Analyze basic concepts and applications associated with a variety of operations and link appropriate language and instructional strategies to illustrate the underlying conceptual basis of those operations.
  • Apply specific MSLE strategies to processing difficulties in complex math applications. These include: coding, structured procedures, pattern recognition, summarizing, simultaneous multisensory processing and graphic organizers.

Trident Academy admits students of any race, color, gender, and national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.  It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, or national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and financial assistance programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.