Asha K. Jitendra Learning Disabilities Using Schema-Based Instruction
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Solving Math Word Problems is a detailed-scripted program using Schema-Based Instruction (SBI), designed as a framework for instructional implementation. It is primarily for school practitioners (e.g., special and general education teachers, school psychologists, etc.) teaching critical word problem solving skills to students with disabilities, grades 1-8.
Solving Math Word Problems is organized into two categories:
Each category is then divided into units and lessons. Each unit introduces one of four problem types (i.e., Change, Group, Compare or Multiplicative Compare, and Vary) and subsequent lessons within each unit focus on solutions for that particular problem type. Lessons are 30 to 60 minutes in length, and can be administered to individuals, small groups, or large groups, in various settings (e.g., Title I programs, special education programs, general education, etc.).
Students are taught to problem solve in a four-step strategy, FOPS (Find the problem type; Organize the information in the problem using the diagram; Plan to solve the problem; Solve the problem). Program effectiveness is judged on teacher s instruction skills, teacher involvement, teacher facilitation, student participation, and frequent progress evaluations.
The program includes:
Complete Kit Includes: Instruction Book and CD-ROM
283 pages softcover 7 x 10 spiral 2007