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ERIC Number: ED534677
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 0
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ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1249-7952-6
The Effects of Strategic Training on Improving Multiplication Strategic Development in Children with Math Difficulties
Zhang, Dake
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Purdue University
The purpose of the present study was to examine the effectiveness of a constructive strategic training program on improving students' performance in solving multiplication problems. The participants were three third graders with math learning difficulties. In this teaching experiment design study, microgenetic approach was employed to analyze students' improvement in strategic development and problem solving accuracy. The instruction components included TA (constructive task assignment) and OFSD (encouraging students to use Own strategy to solve problems, providing Feedback, asking for students' Self-explanations and Demonstration of strategies when needed). The results showed that the three participants began the intervention on different strategic developmental levels and consequently were given differentiated tasks to promote their strategic development during the intervention. It was found that all three participants improved their problem solving accuracy, use of advanced strategies, and flexibility in choosing backup strategies. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3
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Language: English
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