ERIC Number: ED099238
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Study Skills and Mathematics Achievement. Report No. 2.
Poulsen, Sten C.
As preliminary steps in a larger study of how students learn mathematics, two pilot studies were made of the relation between study behavior and achievement. An analysis of the literature showed a lack of descriptive studies including both the study habits and the amount of study time. Forty-six first-year mathematics students were interviewed during the year and just after the examination; results strongly suggested that the distribution and amount of study time is a factor of considerable importance in mathematics achievement. As a general conclusion it was hypothesized that earlier studies failed to show any consistent relationship between study behavior and achievement because measures of the amount and distribution of the number of hours of studying invested by the students were not included. (Author/DT)
Descriptors: Achievement, College Mathematics, Learning, Mathematics Education, Research, Student Characteristics, Study Skills
Sten C. Poulsen, Associate Research Director, Department 1. of Educational Methodology, The Danish Institute for Educational Research, 28 Hermodsgade, Copenhagen N, DK - 2200, DENMARK (Free of charge in a limited number)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Danish Inst. for Educational Research, Copenhagen.