Date Approved

8-2-2018

Embargo Period

8-2-2018

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

MA Special Education

Department

Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Accardo, Amy

Second Advisor

Kuder, Sydney J.

Third Advisor

Xin, Joy

Subject(s)

Algebra--Study and teaching; Computer-assisted instruction; Learning-disabled youth

Disciplines

Science and Mathematics Education | Special Education and Teaching

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to: (a) examine the effectiveness of Imagine Math in increasing the engagement of students in a high school resource Algebra 2 classroom, (b) examine the effectiveness of Imagine Math in increasing the academic achievement of students in a high school resource Algebra 2 classroom, and (c) determine if students in a high school resource Algebra 2 classroom are satisfied with the use of Imagine Math. The research was conducted using single-subject design methodology. The study followed an ABAB alternating baseline pattern. Academic achievement was monitored through daily assessments, while engagements was evaluated in three minute intervals for thirty minutes daily. The results suggest the the use of Imagine Math helps increase the engagement and academic achievement of students in a high school resource Algebra 2 classroom. Results also show that students were satisfied with the use of Imagine Math. Implications for instruction in this setting include recommendations to utilize additional strategies with technology such as Imagine Math in the classroom.

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