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ERIC Number: ED055777
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 304
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Effect of Exploratory Homework Exercises Upon Achievement in Eighth Grade Mathematics.
Peterson, John Charles
Three groups (experimental, placebo, and control) of eighth-grade mathematics students were used in a six-week study to ascertain the effect of assigning exploratory homework exercises three days preceding the teaching of a topic. Student achievement, retention, and transfer were measured by two investigator-designed posttests. The experimental group received the exploratory exercises, the placebo group received mathematical puzzle exercises, and the control group received no supplementary exercises. There were significant differences on the tests among the three groups with the experimental and placebo treatments producing a greater positive effect on achievement, retention, and transfer when they had attempted at least 50 percent of the supplementary exercises. (JG)
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Note: Ph.D. dissertation, Ohio State University