Date of Award


Document Type

Graduate Field Experience

Superseded Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education (Urban Special Education)

Colleges & School

College Of Education And Leadership

First Advisor

Penny Rossetto

Library of Congress Subject Heading

Mathematics; Word problems (Mathematics); Word problems--Problems, exercises, etc.; Word problems (Mathematics)--Study and teaching.


This case study analyzed the effect of Schema-Based Instruction on mathematical word problem solving skills. One student, who had just completed the fourth grade in a Midwestern urban charter school, participated in this study. Twelve items from the Test of Mathematical Abilities-Second Edition (Brown, Cronin, & McEntire, 1994) were used as a pre- and post-test to determine growth in mathematical word problem solving skills. Informal, researcher-designed assessments were on-going and used as additional means of assessing the effectiveness of the intervention. This 15-session summer intervention was delivered in a one-on-one setting over the course of four weeks. Results indicated a significant improvement in mathematical word problem solving skills as a result of the Schema-Based Instruction Intervention.


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