Teachers-special educationDescription: Special education teachers work with students who have disabilities. Most work in elementary, middle, or high schools, but some work with toddlers and preschoolers. They prepare classes to meet their students' needs, grade papers, and write reports. They may teach academic studies or life skills. They meet with parents, counselors, school psychologists, and occupational or physical therapists to come up with the best school plan for each student.Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition at http://www.bls.gov/OCO/Complete Job Profile: http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos070.htmSalary: \$28,001 to \$50,000 per yearComments:

There are 48 math topics Teachers-special education need to know.
 Basic Math / Algebra
Fractions
Decimals
Ratio and Proportion
Percent
Customary Measurement
Metric Measurement
Measurement Conversion
Basic Probability
Basic Statistics
Powers and Roots
Negative Numbers
Scientific Notation
Basic Problem Solving
 First-Year Algebra
Using Formulas
Linear Equations
Linear Inequalities
Operations with Polynomials
Factoring Polynomials
Rational Expressions
Coordinate Graphing 2D
Linear Systems
Algebraic Representation
 Geometry
Basic Terminology
Angle Measurement
Congruent Triangles
Triangle Inequalities
Parallel Lines
Similarity
Geometric Mean
Pythagorean Theorem
Circles
Area
Volume
Transformations
Make/Use 3D Drawings
 Second-Year Algebra / Trigonometry
Functions
Non-Linear Systems
 Other Topics
Basic Calculator Use
Scientific Calculator Use
Computer Use
Group Problem Solving
Mental Math
Inductive/Deductive Reasoning
Math Communications
Mathematical Modeling