ERIC Number: ED025409
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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An Analysis of the Effect of Arithmetic Homework Upon the Arithmetic Achievement of Third Grade Pupils.
Maertens, Norbert William
The primary purpose of this investigation was to examine the effect of arithmetic homework upon the arithmetic achievement and attitude development of third grade pupils. The subjects for this study were 342 third grade students from Osseo, Minnesota, school areas. The Lorge-Thorndike Intelligence Test scores were used to stratify the classes into high, middle, and low groups. Three treatments were assigned to each classroom so that students were given teacher-prepared homework, experimenter-prepared homework, and no homework during consecutive school periods of the year. Each period lasted for one-third of a school year, and the order in which treatments were assigned to classes was varied so as to produce all possible combinations of order. Among the findings of this study are the following: (1) Arithmetic homework did not have a significant effect upon the arithmetic achievement of third grade students as measured by tests of knowledge of arithmetic processes, computational skill, and problem solving ability; (2) the effect of arithmetic homework upon attitudes of third grade students toward school, homework, arithmetic, and teacher was not significant; and (3) attitudes of third grade students toward these same concepts did not differ significantly by ability; however, these attitudes differed significantly by school. (RP)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement, Arithmetic, Attitudes, Elementary School Mathematics, Grade 3, Mathematics
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Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis.