Using Peg- and Keyword Mnemonics and Computer-Assisted Instruction to Enhance Basic Multiplication Performance in Elementary Students With Learning and Cognitive DisabilitiesBy Irish, Cheryl; Journal of Special Education Technology, Vol. 17, No. 4, pp. 29-40
Publication Date: Fall 2002
Paper discusses the effectiveness of Memory Math, which is a multimedia software program designed to teach students with learning disabilities to effectively utilize a peg- and keyword mnemonic strategy in order to learn basic multiplication facts. Six students with learning and cognitive disabilities participated in the study. The participants took part in mnemonic keyword strategies delivered through Memory Math, along with weekly classroom review sessions. The sessions with Memory Math lasted roughly 20 minutes, while classroom review lasted from 5 to 10 minutes. The results indicated that Memory Math, when coupled with weekly classroom review, could provide an effective means to teach students basic mathematical facts. Implications for future research are discussed.
Published by: Exceptional Innovations (Website:http://www.exinn.net)
Technology and Media Division (TAM) of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) (Web Site: http://www.tamcec.org )
This publication is included in the library of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC), accession number J44827