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ERIC Number: ED491866
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-May-13
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Students' Homework and TIMSS 2003 Mathematics Results
Mikk, Jaan
Online Submission, Paper presented at the International Conference "Teaching Mathematics: Retrospective and Perspectives" (7th, Tartu, Estonia, May 12-13, 2006)
An aspect of the complex relationship between students homework and academic achievement (Cooper, Robinson, and Patall, 2006) was examined by correlating TIMSS 2003 mathematics results with the data about homework in 46 countries of the TIMSS study. The TIMSS results had no statistically significant correlation with the teachers' emphasis on mathematics homework or students' time for the homework. Students' achievement was significantly lower in countries, in which homework contributed marks, homework was frequently the basis for class discussion, students corrected homework in class, etc. The mentioned ways of class work may not be the most effective use of class time and students in many countries have the optimal amount of homework. Educational leaders can compare the practice of homework in their country with the international average and consider recommendations relaying on the correlation coefficients. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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