Grocery shopping is a very mathematical experience. This study addressed how high school students with mild cognitive disabilities could use basic mathematical skills in authentic situations. The goal was to help these students learn the math skills needed for grocery shopping. Three research participants learned how to apply math training to food shopping situations with the intention of making wise decisions as they shop. There were three main learning objectives of this study: to compute costs of single and multiple items, to use coupon information to adjust item costs, and to compute change. A multiple baseline design across participants (cf., Kazdin, 1982) was employed to address the research question. Participants showed significant progress on computer math quizzes in training condition and were able to maintain the learned skills in post-training condition.Math performance was at the first-grade level for example, P2 could add and subtract single-digit numbers unaided but she experienced difficulty with regrouping. ... His reading performance was measured at the Readiness level, and P3 struggled to understand mathematic word problems. He was capable of adding and subtracting multi-digit numbers without regrouping and could add and subtractanbsp;...

Title | : | Effective Mathematics Instruction for High School Students with Disabilities: Teaching Mathematical Concepts by Mental Math Method and Its Application in Real Life Situations |

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Publisher | : | ProQuest - 2008 |

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