M.A. in Learning Disabilities
Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education
College of Education
Learning disabled children--Education; Mathematics--Study and teaching (Elementary)
Disability and Equity in Education
The purpose of this project was to determine if participation in a year long mathematics direct instructional program would accelerate the rate of mathematical achievement in a group of learning disabled children. The subjects of this study were comprised of five eleven-year-old fifth grade students who were classified as Learning Disabled. Outcome measures utilized included teacher assigned report card grades, a basic skills test, a two-step word problem assessment and the Key Math Diagnostic Arithmetic Test-Revised as a functional measure.
The results of this study indicate that, when utilizing formal and functional measures, students make greater progress acquiring facts and problem solving skills in a direct instruction program as implemented in Connecting Math Concepts than in a traditional basal mathematics curriculum.
Laurrell-Klotz, Jennifer A., "A study of the effectiveness of a direct instruction program in mathematics" (1999). Theses and Dissertations. 1835.