ERIC Number: EJ1070172
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
An Investigation of the Look-Ask-Pick Mnemonic to Improve Fraction Skills
Everett, Gregory E.; Harsy, Jennifer D.; Hupp, Stephen D. A.; Jewell, Jeremy D.
Education and Treatment of Children, v37 n3 p371-391 2014
The current study evaluated the effects of the Look-Ask-Pick (LAP) mnemonic on the addition and subtraction of fraction skills of 3 general education sixth graders. Following identification of fraction skill deficits, participants were taught to add and subtract fractions with like denominators, unlike denominators where one divides evenly into the other, and unlike denominators where one does not divide evenly into the other. Using a concurrent multiple baseline across participants design, results indicated increases in both percent problems correct and digits correct per minute for all participants during the LAP intervention. Gains were also sustained at 3-week maintenance. Results are discussed in terms of extending previous LAP mnemonic usage.
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Students, Grade 6, Mathematics Skills, Mnemonics, Number Concepts, Intervention, Mathematics Achievement, Achievement Gains, Instructional Effectiveness, Mathematics Instruction, Arithmetic
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 6; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools
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