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ERIC Number: ED535972
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 162
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: ISBN-978-1-2670-2031-4
The Effects of Comprehension Intervention on Mathematics Problem Solving for Students with Mathematics Disability
Moran, Amber Squire
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of California, Santa Barbara
The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of a mathematics problem solving intervention strategies for 3rd grade students identified as having a Mathematics Disability and students who are English Learners. The intervention targeted specific proposition within word problems as a means to enhance solution accuracy. Three instructional interventions explicitly directed students' attention to different propositions within word problems through writing out and paraphrasing. Two studies were conducted over two academic school years. In Study 1, intervention was directed to seventy (n = 70) students operationally identified as having Math Disabilities (MD), whereas Study 2 was direct to seventy-two (n = 72) students who were English Learners. Results from both studies provide support for the effectiveness of interventions that directs students to restate/paraphrase components (propositions) of mathematics word problems relative to the control conditions. Results from Study 1 indicated that restating and paraphrasing components of a word problem that primarily includes the irrelevant information had the greatest impact on mathematical problem solving accuracy. Results in Study 2 indicated that identifying, restating, and paraphrasing all the necessary information had the greatest impact on mathematical problem solving accuracy. [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: Grade 3
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States