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ERIC Number: EJ906929
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 160
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0034-6543
Methods of Instructional Improvement in Algebra: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Rakes, Christopher R.; Valentine, Jeffrey C.; McGatha, Maggie B.; Ronau, Robert N.
Review of Educational Research, v80 n3 p372-400 Sep 2010
This systematic review of algebra instructional improvement strategies identified 82 relevant studies with 109 independent effect sizes representing a sample of 22,424 students. Five categories of improvement strategies emerged: technology curricula, nontechnology curricula, instructional strategies, manipulatives, and technology tools. All five of these strategies yielded positive, statistically significant results. Furthermore, the learning focus of these strategies moderated their effects on student achievement. Interventions focusing on the development of conceptual understanding produced an average effect size almost double that of interventions focusing on procedural understanding. (Contains 2 figures and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A