Why Can't Johnny Compute?

Dunlap, William P.; House, Alison D.
April 1976
Journal of Learning Disabilities;Apr1976, Vol. 9 Issue 4
Academic Journal
Discusses the use of task analysis to develop a hierarchy of skills which identifies a terminal task and prerequisite skills for the purpose of developing a diagnostic and prescriptive mathematics program. Use of behavioral objectives to delineate each skill; Measuring a child's knowledge of each skill on three levels.


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