ERIC Number: ED362273
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
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The Impact of Cooperative Learning on Suzy and Janie's Attitudes about Math.
Bono, Deborah L.
This study examined the effect of cooperative learning on two female sixth-grade students' attitudes toward mathematics. The students (one Caucasian, one African-American) were individually interviewed to obtain background information relevant to the study. An initial survey was also given to 17 sixth-graders to obtain general attitudes of sixth-grade females towards mathematics. The two girls were then observed in three learning environments: working on mathematics problems in an individual, competitive, and cooperative setting. A final survey was administered to the two girls, asking them to compare the three methods of instruction and to indicate which of the three they felt most positive about. Findings indicated that the two subjects had more positive attitudes about math in a cooperative setting. This finding was supported by reports and observations of increased enjoyment, increased time on task, and overall positive affective reactions during the cooperative learning situation. (MM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers: Positive Attitudes