M.A. in Special Education
Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education
College of Education
Xin, Joy F.
Learning disabilities; Mathematics--Study and teaching
Special Education and Teaching
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.
Axelsson, Melissa A., "The effect on teaching problem-solving skills for students with learning disabilities using the connected mathematics project" (2007). Theses and Dissertations. 772.