Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science


Liberal Studies

First Advisor

Rachel Mathews, Ed.D.

Second Advisor

Ruth L. Meese, Ph.D.

Third Advisor

Patty Whitfield, Ph.D.


The purpose of the study was to investigate the effects of computer assisted instruction and Logo programming on the math performance of seventh and eighth grade students with learning disabilities. The sample included thirty (N=30) subjects with learning disabilities. The computer programs used were Deluxe Math Munchers and LOGO for Windows. A three group pretest-posttest experimental design was used to determine if a relationship existed between the three different methods of instruction and achievement, and whether or not a significant difference existed in performance based on grade levels. The 30 subjects were randomly assigned to one of three groups, two experimental groups and one control group. The subjects were pre- and post-tested using the KeyMath revised. A two-way analysis of variance and a one-way analysis of variance showed significant effects on math performance between computer assisted instruction and traditional math instruction as well as between Logo programming instruction and traditional math instruction. The results showed no significant effects between math performance based on grade . Sample size and length of study were limitations of the study . Recommendations include future research using subjects matched on math performance, age, IQ, and the number of years of learning disabilities services.



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