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Building Ramps and Hovercrafts and Improving Math Skills

TEACHING Exceptional Children Volume 34, Number 1, ISSN 0040-0599


This article describes a video- and computer-based program used to motivate and develop mathematics skills in middle school students with disabilities. The program emphasizes real-life problems such as building a cage for a pet, a skate boarding ramp, and a "hovercraft" frame. Case studies illustrate the program's effectiveness with individual students. Assessment guidelines are also provided. (Contains references.) (DB)


Bottge, B.A. (2001). Building Ramps and Hovercrafts and Improving Math Skills. TEACHING Exceptional Children, 34(1), 16-23. Retrieved January 18, 2020 from .

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