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ERIC Number: EJ865606
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-1937-6928
Geometry and Measurement: A Discussion of Status and Content Options for Elementary School Students with Learning Disabilities
Cawley, John F.; Foley, Teresa E.; Hayes, Anne Marie
Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, v7 n1 p21-42 2009
The purpose of this paper is to present a summary of selected facets of geometry and measurement in elementary school programs and to describe curricula content options designed to demonstrate the feasibility of seeking high level outcomes and meanings for students with learning disabilities. While there are a multitude of published papers relative to arithmetic, the literature specific to geometry and measurement is scant indeed. The illustrations of the area of the circle and the volume of cubes, pyramids, cylinders, and cones are presented to encourage researchers and teachers alike to seek higher-order outcomes for geometry and measurement and avoid the rote drill and practice that often dominates arithmetic instruction at the elementary grade levels. (Contains 8 tables.)
Learning Disabilities Worldwide, Inc. P.O. Box 142, Weston, MA 02493. Tel: 781-890-5399; Fax: 781-890-0555; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A