Title

The Effects of an Innovative Approach to Mathematics on Academically Low-Achieving Students in Mainstreamed Settings

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1997

Publication Title

Exceptional Children

Department

Education

Abstract

This article presents results from a year-long study of an innovative approach to mathematics and its impact on students with learning disabilities as well as those at-risk for special education. There is a considerable interest in the field regarding current mathematics reform, particularly as it reflects the simultaneous and conflicting movements toward national standards and inclusion. Results suggest that innovative methods in mathematics are viable for students with average and above average academic abilities and that students with learning disabilities or those at-risk for special education need much greater assistance if they are to be included in general education classrooms. The success of the majority of students in this study raises questions about commonly advocated methods in special education.

ISSN

0014-4029