Effects of high-preference single-digit mathematics problem completion on multiple-digit mathematics problem performance

Phillip J. Belfiore, David L. Lee, Andrès U. Vargas, Christopher H. Skinner

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a sequence of three single-digit (1 digit X 1 digit) multiplication problems on the latency to initiate multiple-digit (3 digit X 3 digit) multiplication problems for 2 students in an alternative education school. Data showed that (a) during the preference assessment, both students selected the single-digit problems in a majority of the sessions, and (b) intervention resulted in a decrease in latency between problems for both students. Results are discussed in relation to using high-preference sequences to promote behavioral momentum in academic content areas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)327-330
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of applied behavior analysis
Volume30
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Philosophy
  • Applied Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science

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