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ERIC Number: EJ1038905
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jul
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-1387-1579
Association of Group Learning with Mathematics Achievement and Mathematics Attitude among Eighth-Grade Students in the US
Smith, Thomas J.; McKenna, Cornelius M.; Hines, Ellen
Learning Environments Research, v17 n2 p229-241 Jul 2014
This study examined a large, nationally-representative sample of eighth-grade students in the US to assess how the frequency of group learning activity in mathematics classrooms was associated with mathematics achievement and three measures of attitudes toward mathematics. Results showed that moderate amounts of group work in class had positive effects on mathematics achievement scores. Moreover, a significant interactive effect was evident, with girls showing greater achievement benefits from group work than boys. Increased levels of group work were also associated with more positive attitudes toward mathematics.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 8; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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