ERIC Number: EJ1058230
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
A Meta-Analysis of Algebra Interventions for Learners with Disabilities and Struggling Learners
Hughes, Elizabeth M.; Witzel, Bradley S.; Riccomini, Paul J.; Fries, Karen M.; Kanyongo, Gibbs Y.
Journal of the International Association of Special Education, v15 n1 p36-47 Spr 2014
The need for global competence in mathematics is apparent. Algebra is considered a gateway course to prepare students for the demands of a competitive global market. Many students demonstrate low performance in algebra; this is especially true for students with disabilities. Effective algebra instruction is essential to increase algebra achievement of struggling learners. This meta-analysis analyzes interventions aimed at improving algebra performance of students with disabilities and those who are considered at-risk for a mathematics disability. Individual and weighted effect sizes are reported. Findings indicate schema/model-based interventions and concrete-representational- abstract sequence had the largest effect sizes. Implications and need for future research are discussed.
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Algebra, Disabilities, Mathematics Skills, Instructional Effectiveness, Meta Analysis, At Risk Students, Effect Size, Intervention, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Cognitive Development, Problem Solving, Team Teaching, Instructional Materials, Single Sex Classes, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods, Manipulative Materials, Pictorial Stimuli, Equations (Mathematics), Experiential Learning, Literature Reviews
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Secondary Education
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