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ERIC Number: EJ1178971
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-May
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0938-8982
Teaching Multistep Equations with Virtual Manipulatives to Secondary Students with Learning Disabilities
Satsangi, Rajiv; Hammer, Rachel; Evmenova, Anya S.
Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, v33 n2 p99-111 May 2018
Students with learning disabilities often struggle with the academic demands presented in secondary mathematics curricula. To combat these students' struggles, researchers have studied various pedagogical practices and classroom technologies for teaching standards covered in subjects such as algebra and geometry. However, as the role of computer- and tablet-based technologies in education grows, some areas of study, such as the use of virtual manipulatives, lack exploration. This study sought to assess the benefits of virtual manipulatives to teach secondary students with a learning disability in mathematics how to solve multistep algebraic equations. A multiple baseline design across three participants demonstrated a functional relation between the use of a virtual manipulative balance and teaching students to acquire, maintain, and generalize the skill of solving multistep algebraic equations. Results provide new evidence demonstrating virtual manipulatives as a beneficial age-appropriate technology to teach higher order mathematical concepts to secondary students with a learning disability.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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