The use of process mnemonics in teaching students with mathematics learning disabilities.
Source: Learning Disability Quarterly 23(2):137-156.
Abstract: The study describes two experiements that study the effect of process mnemonic (PM) instruction on the computational skills performance in adolescents (13-14 years) with mathematics learning disabilities. The first experiment had our groups namely the PM, demonstration-imitation (DI), study skills (SS), or no instruction (NI) to which 1, 29 students were randomly assigned. In Experiment 2, instructors who were blind to the purpose of the study were taught 28 students assigned to either PM,DI, or NI groups. Significant improvements in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division were seen in the PM and DI groups. In comparison with the BI students, the improvements made by the PM group are higher and sustained over 6 weeks or eight week periods as shown by these experiements. (CIRRIE Abstract)
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