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Numicon Instruction as a Supplemental Mathematics Intervention for Kindergarten Students

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dc.contributor.advisor Brigham, Frederick J.
dc.contributor.author Jenkins, Melissa C. en_US
dc.creator Jenkins, Melissa C. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2013-08-19T21:14:48Z
dc.date.available 2013-08-19T21:14:48Z
dc.date.issued 2013-08 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1920/8338
dc.description.abstract A single-case multiple baseline design was used to evaluate the effects of supplemental mathematics instruction with Numicon on the number sense skills of kindergarteners with varying degrees of math difficulty. Nine students participated in the study. Intervention consisted of 20 minutes of supplemental mathematics instruction using the Numicon Intervention Programme over 10 consecutive school days. Data were collected using fluency measures of quantity discrimination and quantity-numeral correspondence, as well as a measure of general number sense. Student performance on the quantity discrimination measure and general number sense measure provided evidence of a strong effect. Furthermore, there was strong evidence of social validity indicating that both teachers and students felt that the intervention was effective and enjoyable. This study adds to the emerging body of number sense intervention literature. Educational implications are described emphasizing the role of screening and supplemental intervention in Response to Intervention frameworks. en_US
dc.format.extent 296 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Copyright 2013 Melissa C. Jenkins en_US
dc.subject Elementary education en_US
dc.subject Special education en_US
dc.subject Mathematics education en_US
dc.subject intervention en_US
dc.subject manipulatives en_US
dc.subject math en_US
dc.subject number sense en_US
dc.subject representation en_US
dc.subject special education en_US
dc.title Numicon Instruction as a Supplemental Mathematics Intervention for Kindergarten Students en_US
dc.type Dissertation en
thesis.degree.level Doctoral en
thesis.degree.discipline Education en
thesis.degree.grantor George Mason University en


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