Math intervention: teaching 2nd grade math in a 4th grade classroom
The research question addressed is, what is one unit for teaching the concept of base-10 along with multi-digit addition and subtraction within a 4th grade classroom? Every year a number of students within a 4th grade classroom do not have the skills needed to successfully learn and master the 4th grade mathematic curriculum. Standard 4th grade curriculums contain only very brief review of the concept of base-10 along with multi-digit addition and subtraction, thus creating a need for a comprehensive six-week unit. The unit developed in this capstone is grounded in constructivist theory, particularly the work of Piaget and Dienes and the framework of the Concrete-Representational-Abstract Instructional Sequence. In addition, the unit meets the criteria of an intervention as defined by the Individual with Disabilities Education Act.
Childs, Gina B., "Math intervention: teaching 2nd grade math in a 4th grade classroom" (2012). School of Education Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations. 876.