ERIC Number: EJ1160496
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Investigating the Use of Mastery-Style Online Homework Exercises in Introductory Algebra-Based Mechanics in a Controlled Clinical Study
Evans, William R.; Selen, Mats A.
Physical Review Physics Education Research, v13 n2 p020119-1-020119-10 Jul-Dec 2017
Homework in introductory physics represents an important part of a student's learning experience; therefore, choosing the manner in which homework is presented merits investigation. We performed three rounds of clinical trials comparing the effects of mastery-style homework vs. traditional-style homework with students in both algebra-based and calculus-based introductory mechanics. Results indicate a benefit from mastery-style over traditional-style homework, principally for weaker students who are less familiar with the material being covered and on questions that are nearer transfer to the study materials.
Descriptors: Homework, Introductory Courses, Mastery Learning, Physics, Science Instruction, Algebra, Calculus, Mechanics (Physics), Science Tests, College Students, College Science, Undergraduate Students, Formative Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Teaching Methods
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Education Level: Higher Education
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