ERIC Number: ED573356
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 2
Are Online Quizzes an Effective Tool for Mastering Basic Algebra?
Read, Wayne; Higgins, Patrick
Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA) (35th, Singapore, Jul 2-6, 2012)
On-line quizzes are used to help first year University Mathematics students identify weaknesses in their basic skills and improve them. Quizzes developed as a formative tool have been utilised at JCU [James Cook University] for eight years. However, before this research no-one has questioned the effectiveness of quizzes for this task. We present a description of the quizzes used in a core first year Mathematics subject at JCU and provide a statistical overview of their usage and efficacy for the intended task.
Descriptors: Mathematics Tests, College Freshmen, College Mathematics, Evaluation Methods, Computer Assisted Testing, Statistical Analysis, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Identifiers - Location: Australia