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The BASICS intervention mathematics program for at-risk students. (English)
Aust. Math. Teach. 65, No. 1, 6-11 (2009).
Summary: This article discusses the "BASICS" or "Building Accuracy and Speed In Core Skills" Mathematics Intervention Program which has been designed to enable students who are either low-achievers or have some form of learning disability, to attain real improvement and make the successful transition to core mathematics. The "BASICS" Intervention Program is novel in its balance and integration of the optimal aspects of instruction from direct, constructivist and contextually-based instruction designed to meet the specific needs of at-risk students. The specific focus of this program is to address the memory and recall difficulties and inability to approach, structure and solve problem-solving tasks experienced by at-risk students. In addition, the use of continuous diagnostic and formative assessment enable both teachers and students to develop positive relationships and improve student self-concept. The author describes the short-term and longer term aims of the "BASICS" Intervention Program and provides a brief outline and description of the key components of the program. (Contains 1 figure and 1 table.) (ERIC)
Classification: D46 D73
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