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ERIC Number: EJ854181
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-1547-0350
Pentop Computers as Tools for Teaching Multiplication to Students with Mild Intellectual Disabilities
Bouck, Emily C.; Bassette, Laura; Taber-Doughty, Teresa; Flanagan, Sara M.; Szwed, Kathryn
Education and Training in Developmental Disabilities, v44 n3 p367-380 Sep 2009
The effectiveness of a pentop computer when teaching multiplication facts to three middle school students with mild intellectual disabilities was examined. A multiple probe design was used to assess the students learning of one and two digit multiplication facts over a 2-3 week intervention period. During the intervention phase, students used a FLY[TM] Pentop Computer (LeapFrog[C]) to practice multiplication problems. Following intervention, students were assessed on their ability to solve multiplication problems without the tool. The results indicated that all three students improved in the percentage of correct math facts completed and support the use of the pentop computer when teaching multiplication to students with mild intellectual disabilities. Limitations and suggestions for future research are discussed. (Contains 1 figure and 2 tables.)
Division on Developmental Disabilities, Council for Exceptional Children. DDD, P.O. Box 3512, Fayetteville, AR 72702. Tel: 479-575-3326; Fax: 479-575-6676; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A