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ERIC Number: EJ796773
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 67
ISSN: ISSN-0022-2194
Computational Skills, Working Memory, and Conceptual Knowledge in Older Children with Mathematics Learning Disabilities
Mabbott, Donald J.; Bisanz, Jeffrey
Journal of Learning Disabilities, v41 n1 p15-28 2008
Knowledge and skill in multiplication were investigated for late elementary-grade students with mathematics learning disabilities (MLD), typically achieving age-matched peers, low-achieving age-matched peers, and ability-matched peers by examining multiple measures of computational skill, working memory, and conceptual knowledge. Poor multiplication fact mastery and calculation fluency and general working memory discriminated children with MLD from typically achieving age-matched peers. Furthermore, children with MLD were slower in executing backup procedures than typically achieving age-matched peers. The performance of children with MLD on multiple measures of multiplication skill and knowledge was most similar to that of ability-matched younger children. MLD may be due to difficulties in computational skills and working memory. Implications for the diagnosis and remediation of MLD are discussed. (Contains 6 tables and 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3; Grade 4; Grade 5; Grade 6
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada