The National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER) recently recognized Dr. Brian Bottge as one of only a few researchers funded by the center who have conducted efficacy studies of interventions for improving the math performance of students with disabilities. The report cites Bottge’s work with Enhanced Anchored Instruction as an intervention that has made significant contributions in the area of math learning.
The report highlights the research team’s findings that teachers’ use of interactive technology tools combined with engaging hands-on applications can positively change what students with disabilities achieve in mathematics, particularly in problem solving and computing with fractions.
Bottge’s collaborators include Drs. Michael Toland, Linda Gassaway and Xin Ma at the UK College of Education, Dr. Sun-Joo Cho at Vanderbilt University, and Dr. Allen Cohen at the University of Georgia.
NCSER is part of the Institute of Educational Science, which is the primary research arm of the U.S. Department of Education. The report can be found online at http://ies.ed.gov/ncser/pdf/NCSERMath.pdf