ERIC Number: ED299158
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Lesson Complexity, Student Performance, and Student Perception in Mathematics.
Smith, Lyle R.
First-year algebra high school students of various ability levels were presented lessons concerning the application of geometry theorems. The lessons varied in terms of the complexity of the examples that were shown. After the lessons, students completed a questionnaire concerning their perceptions of the lessons, and then they were tested over the material covered in the lessons. With test scores as the dependent variable, the main effect due to lesson complexity was not significant. With student perception as the dependent variable, significant main effects due to lesson complexity were identified. Significant interactions between lesson complexity and student ability level also were identified. These results are discussed in terms of teaching secondary school mathematics. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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