ERIC Number: EJ775542
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Reference Count: 0
Computational Fluency Performance Profile of High School Students with Mathematics Disabilities
Calhoon, Mary Beth; Emerson, Robert Wall; Flores, Margaret; Houchins, David E.
Remedial and Special Education, v28 n5 p292-303 Sep-Oct 2007
The purpose of this descriptive study was to develop a computational fluency performance profile of 224 high school (Grades 9-12) students with mathematics disabilities (MD). Computational fluency performance was examined by grade-level expectancy (Grades 2-6) and skill area (whole numbers: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division; rational numbers: fractions, decimals) using the "Mathematics Operations Test-Revised" (MOT-R). The findings indicated that these high school students with MD were fluent only in computational skills at the second- and third-grade levels. Computational fluency was found with most whole number basic facts in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Lack of computational fluency was demonstrated on many items dealing with subtraction of multiple digits or items requiring regrouping, most multiplication and division items, and rational number items involving fractions and decimals. The results are discussed in regard to instructional programs and curriculum organization for high school students with MD.
Descriptors: High Schools, Profiles, Computation, High School Students, Learning Disabilities, Mathematics Skills, Mathematics Tests, Subtraction, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
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