A comparison of two approaches for teaching complex, authentic mathematics problems to adolescents in remedial math classes.

@article{Bottge1993ACO,
  title={A comparison of two approaches for teaching complex, authentic mathematics problems to adolescents in remedial math classes.},
  author={Brian A. Bottge and Ted S. Hasselbring},
  journal={Exceptional children},
  year={1993},
  volume={59 6},
  pages={
          556-66
        }
}
Two groups of adolescents with learning difficulties in mathematics were compared on their ability to generate solutions to a contextualized problem after being taught problem-solving skills under two conditions, one involving standard word problems, the other involving a contextualized problem on videodisc. All problems focused on adding and subtracting fractions in relation to money and linear measurement. Both groups of students improved their performance on solving word problems, but… CONTINUE READING
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