Preservice mathematics teachers in this course will examine effective instructional strategies for the teaching of mathematics to diverse learners in grades 5-12. Numerous instructional models will be investigated to help bridge the gaps between a student?s current mathematical abilities to the desired levels of proficiency. In addition, preservice teachers will examine the role of differentiated instruction for meeting the needs of all students, including the student who is talented in the area of mathematics. As a capstone project to the course, students will develop an instructional plan to work with a student in grades 6-12 with a particular physical, behavioral, or cognitive disability.