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Bokhove, Christian; Drijvers, Paul – Computers & Education, 2012
In this article we report on the effects of a digital intervention on the development of algebraic expertise of 17-18 year old students in the Netherlands. The question to be answered was whether the intervention would be effective and what factors influenced the outcome. With notions of formative assessment and symbol sense as guiding theoretical…
Descriptors: Expertise, Feedback (Response), Test Results, Student Attitudes
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Reed, Helen C.; Drijvers, Paul; Kirschner, Paul A. – Computers & Education, 2010
This mixed-methods study investigates the effects of student attitudes and behaviours on the outcomes of learning mathematics with computer tools. A computer tool was used to help students develop the mathematical concept of function. In the whole sample (N = 521), student attitudes could account for a 3.4 point difference in test scores between…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Student Attitudes, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematical Concepts