ERIC Number: ED502314
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug-18
Abstractor: As Provided
How Do Homework Guides Help Students Acquire Procedural Knowledge?
Hartlep, Nicholas D.
The effects of using homework guides, and homework logs on students' abilities to solve word problems involving basic addition and subtraction facts were studied. Students received one of three versions of addition and subtraction timed tests once per week--every Thursday--that focused on measuring automaticity of basic addition and subtraction facts. Twenty second-grade students participated in this action-research study. Students' automaticity of basic addition and subtraction facts increased over the course of this study. Results indicated that homework guides positively affected student motivation to put forth more effort on homework. Additionally, word problems that involved basic subtraction facts appeared more difficult to solve; whereas, word problems that involved basic addition facts appeared easier to solve. (Contains 4 figures and 2 tables.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 2
Authoring Institution: N/A