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Gula, Taras; Hoessler, Carolyn; Maciejewski, Wes – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2015
Many students enter the Canadian college system with insufficient mathematical ability and leave the system with little improvement. Those students who enter with poor mathematics ability typically take a developmental mathematics course as their first and possibly only mathematics course. The educational experiences that comprise a developmental…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Mathematics Achievement, Randomized Controlled Trials
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Geary, David C.; Nicholas, Alan; Li, Yaoran; Sun, Jianguo – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2017
The contributions of domain-general abilities and domain-specific knowledge to subsequent mathematics achievement were longitudinally assessed (n = 167) through 8th grade. First grade intelligence and working memory and prior grade reading achievement indexed domain-general effects, and domain-specific effects were indexed by prior grade…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Mathematics Achievement, Knowledge Level, Developmental Stages
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McTiernan, Aoife; Holloway, Jennifer; Healy, Olive; Hogan, Michael – Journal of Behavioral Education, 2016
A randomized controlled trial was used to evaluate the impact of a frequency-building curriculum to increase the fluency of component mathematics skills in a sample of 28 males aged 9-11 years. Assessments of mathematical ability were conducted before and after the training period to evaluate the impact of learning component skills fluently on…
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills, Mathematics Curriculum
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Lewis, Katherine E.; Fisher, Marie B. – Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 2016
Although approximately 5-8% of students have a mathematical learning disability (MLD), researchers have yet to develop a consensus operational definition. To examine how MLD has been identified and what mathematics topics have been explored, the authors conducted a systematic review of 165 studies on MLD published between 1974 and 2013. To move…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Learning Disabilities
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Satsangi, Rajiv; Bouck, Emily C. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2015
Secondary students with a learning disability in mathematics often struggle with the academic demands presented in advanced mathematics courses, such as algebra and geometry. With greater emphasis placed on problem solving and higher level thinking skills in these subject areas, students with a learning disability in mathematics often fail to keep…
Descriptors: Manipulative Materials, Teaching Methods, Computer Simulation, Educational Technology
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Swanson, H. Lee; Fung, Wenson – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2016
This study determined the working memory (WM) components (executive, phonological short-term memory [STM], and visual-spatial sketchpad) that best predicted mathematical word problem-solving accuracy in elementary schoolchildren (N = 392). The battery of tests administered to assess mediators between WM and problem-solving included measures of…
Descriptors: Short Term Memory, Problem Solving, Accuracy, Phonology
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Lee, Kerry; Ng, Swee Fong; Bull, Rebecca; Pe, Madeline Lee; Ho, Ringo Ho Moon – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2011
Although mathematical pattern tasks are often found in elementary school curricula and are deemed a building block for algebra, a recent report (National Mathematics Advisory Panel, 2008) suggests the resources devoted to its teaching and assessment need to be rebalanced. We examined whether children's developing proficiency in solving algebraic…
Descriptors: Economically Disadvantaged, Achievement Tests, Short Term Memory, Word Problems (Mathematics)
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Khan, Misbah Mahmood; Reed, Jonathan – International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 2011
Games Based Learning needs to be linked to good learning theory to become an important educational intervention. This study examines the effectiveness of a collection of computer games called Neurogames®. Neurogames are a group of computer games aimed at improving reading and basic maths and are designed using neuropsychological theory. The…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Games, Computer Games, Numeracy
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Iseman, Jackie S.; Naglieri, Jack A. – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2011
The authors examined the effectiveness of cognitive strategy instruction based on PASS (Planning, Attention, Simultaneous, Successive) given by special education teachers to students with ADHD randomly assigned by classroom. Students in the experimental group were exposed to a brief cognitive strategy instruction for 10 days, which was designed to…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Learning Disabilities, Standardized Tests, Achievement Tests
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Shin, Mikyung; Bryant, Diane P. – Remedial and Special Education, 2017
Students with mathematics learning disabilities (MLD) have a weak understanding of fraction concepts and skills, which are foundations of algebra. Such students might benefit from computer-assisted instruction that utilizes evidence-based instructional components (cognitive strategies, feedback, virtual manipulatives). As a pilot study using a…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Learning Disabilities, Mathematical Concepts, Fractions
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Lee, Kerry; Ng, Swee Fong; Pe, Madeline Lee; Ang, Su Yin; Hasshim, Muhammad Nabil Azhar Mohd; Bull, Rebecca – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2012
Background: Exposure to mathematical pattern tasks is often deemed important for developing children's algebraic thinking skills. Yet, there is a dearth of evidence on the cognitive underpinnings of pattern tasks and how early competencies on these tasks are related to later development. Aims: We examined the domain-specific and domain-general…
Descriptors: Evidence, Structural Equation Models, Standardized Tests, Numeracy
Glutting, Joseph J.; Watkins, Marley W.; Konold, Timothy R.; McDermott, Paul A. – Journal of Special Education, 2006
This study employed observed factor index scores as well as latent ability constructs from the "Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Fourth Edition" (WISC-IV; Wechsler, 2003) in estimating reading and mathematics achievement on the "Wechsler Individual Achievement Test-Second Edition" (WIAT-II; Wechsler, 2002). Participants…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Memory, Structural Equation Models, Multiple Regression Analysis
Oh, Hyeon-Joo; Glutting, Joseph J.; Watkins, Marley W.; Youngstrom, Eric A.; McDermott, Paul A. – Journal of Special Education, 2004
In this study, the authors used structural equation modeling to investigate relationships between ability constructs from the "Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Third Edition" (WISC-III; Wechsler, 1991) in explaining reading and mathematics achievement constructs on the "Wechsler Individual Achievement Test" (WIAT;…
Descriptors: Psychologists, Structural Equation Models, Mathematics Achievement, Intelligence
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Keen, Deb; Webster, Amanda; Ridley, Greta – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2016
The academic achievement of individuals with autism spectrum disorder has received little attention from researchers despite the importance placed on this by schools, families and students with autism spectrum disorder. Investigating factors that lead to increased academic achievement thus would appear to be very important. A review of the…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Academic Achievement, Literature Reviews
Swanson, H. Lee; Lussier, Catherine M.; Orosco, Michael J. – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2015
This study investigated the role of strategy instruction and working memory capacity (WMC) on word problem solving accuracy in children with (n = 100) and without (n = 92) math difficulties (MD). Within classrooms, children in Grades 2 and 3 were randomly assigned to one of four treatment conditions: verbal-only strategies (e.g., underlining…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Learning Strategies, Short Term Memory, Problem Solving