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The research question of this study was, What is the relationship between math operation fluency and a student’s confidence and perception of math in general? A multi-faceted intervention was developed to address both students’ multiplication fact proficiency and student confidence, with middle school students in Special Education. Pre and post assessment data was analyzed to determine the effect of this intervention on student fact proficiency and confidence. Findings suggest that students that progressed throughout the intervention period by mastering multiplication fact families also generally had an increase in math confidence. Implications for future work include determining how to improve this intervention for Special Education students with more severe deficits in math, both in terms of improving fact proficiency and confidence.
Mathematics, Motivation, Special Education
Elfstrom, Douglas, "The Relationship Between The Development Of Math Operation Proficiency And Student Confidence" (2018). School of Education Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations. 4430.