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Direct instruction in math word problems: Students with learning disabilities

Research
Standards: Reason Abstractly • Model with Mathematics • Use Appropriate Tools Strategically • Make Sense of Problems
The study investigated the effectiveness of strategy teaching and sequencing practice problems when teaching students with learning disabilities (LD) how to solve word problems. Students were...

Education Week: 'Embodied Learning' Blends Movement, Computer Interaction

Article
Standards: Model with Mathematics • Literacy in Science & Technical Subjects
Students who are able to engage in learning by being physically involved take more interest in classroom time. SMALLabs use a camera, projector, computer, and wand in an open classroom for students...

Effects of mathematical word problem solving by students at risk or with mild disabilities

Research
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Standards: Model with Mathematics • Attend to Precision • Make Sense of Problems
The purpose of this study is two-fold. First, the researchers sought to assess the effectiveness of two instructional strategies, an explicit schema-based strategy and a traditional basal strategy,...

End the Math Wars

Article
Standards: Make Sense of Problems • Model with Mathematics
In this article, the author discusses why and how educational technology can be implemented in the classroom and school to support improved student outcomes in mathematics. The author not only...

Explicit instruction in mathematics problem solving

Research
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Standards: Model with Mathematics • Attend to Precision • Make Sense of Problems
This study examined the effectiveness of the explicit translation strategy method that explicitly teaches fourth-graders to translate word story problems into mathematical equation form. The study...

Fraction instruction for students with mathematics disabilities: Comparing two teaching sequences

Research
Standards: Model with Mathematics • Reason Abstractly • Use Appropriate Tools Strategically
The study compared the effectiveness of concrete-representational-abstract (CRA) and representational-abstract (RA) instructional sequences in teaching mathematics to middle- school students with...

Helping Students Use Visual Representations and Modeling in Math

Tools and Templates
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Standards: Model with Mathematics
Models help promote mathematical thinking and facilitate an understanding of key concepts and mathematical structures. By seeing and moving objects, students engage their senses to better understand...

Quick View: Virtual Manipulatives

Quick View
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Standards: Make Sense of Problems • Reason Abstractly • Model with Mathematics • Use Appropriate Tools Strategically
In the past, most classrooms only had physical manipulatives. Today, more classrooms have improved access to computers and the Internet. As a result, virtual manipulatives are becoming more common....

Using Virtual Manipulatives in Your Math Classroom

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Standards: Reason Abstractly • Model with Mathematics • Use Appropriate Tools Strategically
The use of manipulatives in math instruction can help you in addressing the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice. Virtual manipulatives provide new ways for students and teachers grasp...