Exploring the Relationship Between Working Memory, Vocabulary, and Math (OS055)

  • PMD: 3,8
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Session 5: Promoting Academic Success
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Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. components related to successful math problem solving in English learners at risk for math disabilities and incorporate specific findings into math instruction.
  2. learn about the implications for including explicit instruction in vocabulary and working memory in math curriculum.
  3. identify components related to successful math problem solving in English learners at risk for math disabilities.
  4. identify the variables related to math word problem solving in English learners at risk for math disabilities.

Description

We will provide the results of a 3-year investigation to assess the role of working memory on math word problem-solving accuracy in children who are English learners at risk for math difficulties. The mediational effects of vocabulary across language systems (e.g., Spanish and English) and their moderating effects will be discussed. Variables related to math word problem and implications, including explicit instruction in vocabulary and working memory in math curriculum, will be addressed.

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Presenter(s)

Anacary Ramirez, University of California, Riverside
Jennifer Kong, University of California, Riverside

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