Direct instruction in math word problems: Students with learning disabilities

Wilson, C. L., & Sindelar, P. T.
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 randomly assigned to one of three intervention groups: 1) strategy plus sequence, 2) strategy only, and 3) sequence only. All were instructed in small groups of 3-5.
Common Core State Standards: 
Reason Abstractly
Model with Mathematics
Use Appropriate Tools Strategically
Make Sense of Problems
Instructional Strategies: 
Thinking Aloud
Understanding Problems
Supporting Struggling Students: 

What's New on POWERUP?

Use Technology Tools to Support Formative Assessment!

How can technology tools support teachers in their use of formative assessment across different subject areas to better serve the needs of struggling students? Read our new blog post to learn about how technology tools for formative assessment can help you better personalize instruction to meet the needs of your students.