Author ORCID Identifier
Van Garderen - https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0767-916X
TEACHING Exceptional Children
A visual representation, such as a diagram, can be a powerful strategy for solving mathematical word problems. However, using a representation to solve mathematical word problems is not as simple as it seems! Many students with learning disabilities struggle to use a diagram effectively and efficiently. This article provides a framework for supporting special educators’ use of diagnostic assessment as a means of understanding and identifying areas of need for students with learning disabilities in order to promote diagram proficiency for solving mathematical word problems.
Poch, A. L., van Garderen, D., & Scheuermann, A. M. (2015). Students’ Understanding of Diagrams for Solving Word Problems: A Framework for Assessing Diagram Proficiency. TEACHING Exceptional Children, 47(3), 153–162. https://doi.org/10.1177/0040059914558947