Date Approved

5-9-2007

Embargo Period

3-24-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. in Special Education

Department

Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Xin, Joy F.

Subject(s)

Learning disabilities; Mathematics--Study and teaching

Disciplines

Special Education and Teaching

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of the Connected Mathematics Project (CMP) for seventh-graders with learning disabilities in acquiring math problem-solving skills in the areas of comparisons, percents, ratios, and rates. A total of 10 middle school students in a small rural district participated in the study. The CMP unit, Comparing and Scaling, was taught to those students for six weeks. Four pretests and post-tests were given to evaluate their performance. A survey was provided to investigate their satisfaction with their learning experience in the CMP. All students gained scores, with an average increase of 55.72%. Most students had positive responses to the survey. The results show that the CMP is an effective approach for students with learning disabilities to learn problem-solving skills in mathematics.

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