ERIC Number: EJ1045754
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
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WWW.com: A Brief Intervention to Bolster a 5th Grader's Regrouping Skills in Math
Waugh, Matthew; Harrison, Gina L.
Exceptionality Education International, v24 n2 p1-16 2014
This study examined the efficacy of a brief math intervention using cognitive behaviour instruction (CBI) supplemented by a mnemonic cue system for a 5th grade student with math computation and fluency difficulties. Regrouping operations in addition and subtraction were the targeted skills. Curriculum-based measurements were conducted at the end of each session to monitor the student's response to the intervention. Pre- and post-assessment with alternate forms of Key Math-Revised were also conducted. As compared to baseline performance, there was a 48% improvement in computing regrouping problems. There was a greater effect on accuracy in computing addition than on subtraction problems requiring regrouping, based on the post-intervention assessment. The results are discussed in relation to previous intervention research incorporating CBI approaches aimed at promoting students' cognitive, metacognitive, and self-regulatory skills for proficient computation.
Descriptors: Intervention, Grade 5, Mathematics Skills, Mnemonics, Addition, Subtraction, Computation, Curriculum Based Assessment, Response to Intervention, Pretests Posttests, Mathematics Instruction, Student Improvement, Instructional Effectiveness, Cognitive Restructuring, Behavior Modification
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 5; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Elementary Education
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