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ERIC Number: EJ1106778
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jul
Pages: 34
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8251
Taking Stock of 40 Years of Research on Mathematical Learning Disability: Methodological Issues and Future Directions
Lewis, Katherine E.; Fisher, Marie B.
Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, v47 n4 p338-371 Jul 2016
Although approximately 5-8% of students have a mathematical learning disability (MLD), researchers have yet to develop a consensus operational definition. To examine how MLD has been identified and what mathematics topics have been explored, the authors conducted a systematic review of 165 studies on MLD published between 1974 and 2013. To move the field toward a more precise and shared definition of MLD, the authors argue for standards for methodology and reporting, and they identify a need for research addressing more complex mathematics.
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Language: English
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