ERIC Number: EJ1016621
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Not All Created Equally: Exploring Calculator Use by Students with Mild Intellectual Disability
Yakubova, Gulnoza; Bouck, Emily C.
Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, v49 n1 p111-126 Mar 2014
Calculators are widely used in mathematics education, yet limited research examines the effects of calculators for students with mild intellectual disability. An alternating treatments design was used to study the effects of calculator types (i.e., scientific and graphing) on the mathematical performance (i.e., computation and word problems) of five fifth-grade students with mild intellectual disability. Both types of calculators were effective in increasing the accuracy and efficiency of the mathematical performance of all five students. Results support the use of calculators for students with mild intellectual disability when working on computation and word problem-solving questions.
Descriptors: Mild Mental Retardation, Calculators, Educational Technology, Grade 5, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Mathematics, Graphing Calculators, Mathematics Skills, Mathematics Achievement, Word Problems (Mathematics), Problem Solving, Computation, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Interviews, Intervention, Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness
Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities, Council for Exceptional Children. DDD, P.O. Box 3512, Fayetteville, AR 72702. Tel: 479-575-3326; Fax: 479-575-6676; Web site: http://daddcec.org/Publications/ETADDJournal.aspx
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress; Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement; Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A