Comparison of a math fact rehearsal and a mnemonic strategy approach for improving math fact fluency

Peter M. Nelson, Matthew K. Burns, Rebecca Kanive, James E. Ysseldyke

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Abstract

The current study used a randomized controlled trial to compare the effects of a practice-based intervention and a mnemonic strategy intervention on the retention and application of single-digit multiplication facts with 90 third- and fourth-grade students with math difficulties. Changes in retention and application were assessed separately using one-way ANCOVAs in which students' pretest scores were included as the covariate. Students in the practice-based intervention group had higher retention scores (expressed as the total number of digits correct per minute) relative to the control group. No statistically significant between-group differences were observed for application scores. Practical and theoretical implications for interventions targeting basic multiplication facts are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)659-667
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of School Psychology
Volume51
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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