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ERIC Number: ED105994
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Pages: 9
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Rate and Accuracy of Mathematic Performance Under Delayed Reinforcement.
Mayhew, Gerald; Crow, Robert
This study investigated the effects of delay of reinforcement on the classroom academic behaviors (rate of increase and accuracy of mathematical problem completion) by elementary students. A total of 11 fourth graders with a history of low achievement in arithmetic were divided into two groups and given timed arithmetic tests daily. Three reinforcement conditions were used (immediate, 1-day delay, and 1-week delay) with the sequence of delay conditions being reversed for one of the groups. Results indicated that the rate of increase in correct problem solving decreased as the reinforcement delay increased, and that the percentage of problems solved correctly increased as the reinforcement delay increased. (ED)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (82nd, New Orleans, Louisiana, Aug. 30-Sept. 3, 1974)