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ERIC Number: EJ775077
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1081-4159
Factors Predicting Recall of Mathematics Terms by Deaf Students: Implications for Teaching
Lang, Harry; Pagliaro, Claudia
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, v12 n4 p449-460 Fall 2007
In this study of deaf high school students, imagery and familiarity were found to be the best predictors of geometry word recall, whereas neither concreteness nor signability of the terms was a significant predictor variable. Recall of high imagery terms was significantly better than for low imagery terms, and the same result was found for high- over low-familiarity and signability. Concrete terms were recalled significantly better than abstract terms. Geometry terms that could be represented with single signs were recalled significantly better than those that are usually fingerspelled or those represented by compound signs. Teachers with degrees and/or certification in mathematics had significantly higher self-ratings for the strongest predictor variables, imagery (visualization), and familiarity, as compared with those without such formal training. Based on these findings, implications for mathematics instruction, teacher education, and research are provided.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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