ERIC Number: EJ886293
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
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A Comparison of Taped Problems with and without a Brief Post-Treatment Assessment on Multiplication Fluency
Bliss, Stacy L.; Skinner, Christopher H.; McCallum, Elizabeth; Saecker, Lee B.; Rowland-Bryant, Emily; Brown, Katie S.
Journal of Behavioral Education, v19 n2 p156-168 Jun 2010
An adapted alternating treatments design was used to compare the effectiveness of a taped-problems (TP) intervention with TP and an additional immediate assessment (TP + AIA) on the multiplication fluency of six fifth-grade students. During TP, the students listened to a tape playing a series of multiplication problems and answers three times. Students were instructed to try to beat the tape by writing each answer before they heard it on the tape. The interval between each problem and answer was varied as the problems were repeated. For the TP + AIA condition, immediately after completing TP, students completed an extra assessment sheet consisting of the same problems heard on the tape. Results showed increases in math-fact fluency across both treatment sets of problems (TP and TP + AIA) and a control set of problems. However, results varied across students and only two of the students showed meaningful gains when the TP was supplemented with the AIA. Implications and directions for future research are discussed.
Descriptors: Grade 5, Multiplication, Instructional Effectiveness, Intervention, Problem Solving, Audio Equipment, Evaluation Methods
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5
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