M.A. Learning Disabilities
Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education
College of Education
Cognitive Strategies, Learning Disabilities, Manipulatives, Mathematics, Technology, Word Problems
Manipulatives (Education); Mathematics; Learning disabled children
Science and Mathematics Education | Special Education and Teaching
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of using cognitive strategies with hands-on manipulatives, and cognitive strategies with virtual manipulatives to enhance problem solving skills of students with Mathematical Learning Disabilities (MLD), as well as their satisfaction with those strategies. Five, 5th graders with MLD participated in the study to learn word problem solving skills in a math class for 80 minutes, 5 days a week for 10 weeks. A single subject research design with ABC phases was used in the study. Results showed each student gained from 3.6 to 5.2 mean points of the weekly quizzes compared to the baseline. A paired cognitive strategy with hands-on manipulatives or computer-based manipulatives may strengthen the math instruction and provide further practices to benefit students with MLD to learn problem solving skills.
Plute, Kimberly, "The effects of cognitive strategies paired with hands-on or virtual manipulatives on math instruction for students with mathematical learning disabilities to learn word problem solving skills" (2016). Theses and Dissertations. 1582.