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ERIC Number: EJ1006171
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 79
ISSN: ISSN-0731-9258
How Do the Different Types of Computer Use Affect Math Achievement?
Flores, Raymond; Inan, Fethi; Lin, Zhangxi
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, v32 n1 p67-87 Jan 2013
In this study, the National Educational Longitudinal Study (ELS:2002) dataset was used and a predictive data mining technique, decision tree analysis, was implemented in order to examine which factors, in conjunction to computer use, can be used to predict high or low probability of success in high school mathematics. Specifically, this study aimed to determine whether the frequency of certain computer use types, and student, and school factors could be used to classify students into high or low probability of success groups. Results from the decision tree analyses suggested that a lower frequency of computer usage for lower level thinking skills, such as reviewing math work or practicing math drills, may have a more positive impact on math achievement for high school students than extensive use. (Contains 4 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 10; High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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