Kay Alicyn Ferrell, Monica Buettel, Ann M. Sebald, and Robert Pearson. National Center on Low-Incidence Disabilities, University of Northern Colorado
In 2005, the American Printing House for the Blind commissioned the National Center on Low-Incidence Disabilities to analyze 50 years of research in mathematics education. Ten studies met the criteria for evidence-based practice.
This study reports at least some evidence of the following promising practices:
- Concrete mathematics aids can increase computation accuracy
- Comprehension of mathematics concepts can be increased with use of the Talking Calculator
- Instruction in fingermath may increase computation accuracy
- There is conflicting evidence for the effectiveness of the abacus