In this study, subjects were taught a seven-step verbal problem-solving strategy. Results indicated an increase in percent correct on eight mathematics word problems for each subject following intervention. Baseline probes never overlapped with treatment probes indicating that generalization is possible to other students in the population studied.
This research was published by the KU Center for Research on Learning, formerly known as the University of Kansas Institute for Research in Learning Disabilities.
Smith, E. M. & Alley, G. R. (1981) The Effect of Teaching Sixth Graders with Learning Difficulties a Strategy for Solving Verbal Math Problems [Research Report 39]. Institute for Research in Learning Disabilities, Lawrence, KS.
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