ERIC Number: EJ722297
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Effects of Mathematical Word Problem-Solving Instruction on Middle School Students with Learning Problems
Xin, Yan Ping; Jitendra, Asha K.; Deatline-Buchman, Andria
Journal of Special Education, v39 n3 p181-192 Fall 2005
This study investigated the differential effects of two problem-solving instructional approaches--schema-based instruction (SBI) and general strategy instruction (GSI)--on the mathematical word problem-solving performance of 22 middle school students who had learning disabilities or were at risk for mathematics failure. Results indicated that the SBI group significantly outperformed the GSI group on immediate and delayed posttests as well as the transfer test. Implications of the study are discussed within the context of the new IDEA amendment and access to the general education curriculum.
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Learning Problems, Learning Disabilities, Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
What Works Clearinghouse Reviewed: Meets Evidence Standards without Reservations
WWC Study Page: http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/study/79845