ERIC Number: ED286735
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
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Improving Math Performance through a Peer Tutoring Program.
Greenfield, Susan D.; McNeil, Mary E.
Whole-class peer tutoring programs have been found by some to be an effective way of providing students with a one-to-one instructional setting. This document reports on a study in which a peer tutoring program on mathematics fact acquisition was assessed using a second grade classroom consisting of 21 learners who possessed below average mathematical ability. The program was designed to improve students' speed and accuracy in responding to addition facts both orally and in writing. A partner flashcard procedure was used along with the implementation of written speed tests. The results indicated that peer teaching significantly increased students' knowledge of mathematics facts both orally and on written speed tests. All of the students increased the percentage of addition facts, as measured by pre and post tutoring tests. All but one student greatly improved in his/her ability to pass written speed tests with 100 percent accuracy. (Author/TW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
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