ERIC Number: EJ1090295
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
An Evaluation of App-Based and Paper-Based Number Lines for Teaching Number Comparison
Weng, Pei-Lin; Bouck, Emily C.
Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, v51 n1 p27-40 Mar 2016
Number comparison is a fundamental skill required for academic and functional mathematics (e.g., time, money, purchasing) for students with disabilities. The most commonly used method to teach number comparison is number lines. Although historically paper number lines are used, app-based number lines may offer greater flexibility. This study compared using paper-based and app-based number lines to teach number comparison skills to students with intellectual disability using a single-subject alternating treatments design. Three secondary students with intellectual disability participated in a classroom setting during baseline and intervention phases and a simulated grocery store setting during generalization phases. Both the adapted paper-based and app-based number lines were effective for students with intellectual disability. However, the app-based number line was slightly more effective in terms of accuracy and completion time during number comparison and price comparison tasks.
Descriptors: Numbers, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills, Basic Skills, Computer Uses in Education, Computer Oriented Programs, Instructional Effectiveness, High School Students, Moderate Intellectual Disability, Comparative Analysis, Statistical Analysis
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: Secondary Education; High Schools
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