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ERIC Number: EJ1100614
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 73
ISSN: EISSN-2187-0594
The Effects of Mathematical Modelling on Students' Achievement-Meta-Analysis of Research
Sokolowski, Andrzej
IAFOR Journal of Education, v3 n1 p93-114 Win 2015
Using meta-analytic techniques this study examined the effects of applying mathematical modelling to support student math knowledge acquisition at the high school and college levels. The research encompassed experimental studies published in peer-reviewed journals between January 1, 2000, and February 27, 2013. Such formulated orientation called for extracting individual effect sizes of student achievement from the accumulated research conducting a moderator analysis. A systematic review of literature resulted in locating 13 primary research articles involving 1,670 participants. The overall mean effect size; ES = 0.69 (SE = 0.05, 95% CI: 0.59-0.79) of a medium magnitude and positive direction supported the claim that mathematical modelling helps students understand and apply math concepts. A subsequent moderator analysis revealed differences of the effect sizes due to different modelling designs, aim of the modelling process, grade levels, and content domains. The research findings along with the discussion can be of interest to mathematics curriculum designers and practitioners who use modelling in their teaching practice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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