ERIC Number: EJ1055951
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Cognitive Strategy Instruction for Teaching Word Problems to Primary-Level Struggling Students
Pfannenstiel, Kathleen Hughes; Bryant, Diane Pedrotty; Bryant, Brian R.; Porterfield, Jennifer A.
Intervention in School and Clinic, v50 n5 p291-296 May 2015
Students with mathematics difficulties and learning disabilities (LD) typically struggle with solving word problems. These students often lack knowledge about efficient, cognitive strategies to utilize when solving word problems. Cognitive strategy instruction has been shown to be effective in teaching struggling students how to solve word problems that employ specific word problem types. The cognitive strategy, Math Scene Investigator (MSI), is an example of a cognitive strategy for word problem solving. The MSI strategy described in this paper is suitable for primary-level students with mathematics difficulties and LD. Instructional steps are provided along with an example of an interactive lesson.
Descriptors: Word Problems (Mathematics), Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving, Learning Disabilities, Elementary School Students, Direct Instruction, Learning Strategies
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R324A120364