ERIC Number: EJ1165851
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Effects of a Mathematics Cognitive Acceleration Program on Student Achievement and Motivation
Finau, Teukava; Treagust, David F.; Won, Mihye; Chandrasegaran, A. L.
International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, v16 n1 p183-202 Jan 2018
This paper presents the effects of a cognitive acceleration program in mathematics classes on Tongan students' achievements, motivation and self-regulation. Cognitive Acceleration in Mathematics Education (CAME) is a program developed at King's College and implemented worldwide with the aim of improving students' thinking skills, mathematics performance and attitudes. The first author adapted the program materials to Tongan educational context and provided support to participating teachers for 8 months. This study employed a quasi-experimental design with 219 Year 8 students as the experimental group and 119 Year 8 students as the comparison group. There were a significant differences in the mean scores between the pre-test and post-test of the three instruments that were employed in the study, indicating that learning mathematics under the CAME program had a positive effect on levels of students' self-regulation, motivation and mathematics achievement. Students also reported changes to the ways they learn mathematics.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Acceleration (Education), Mathematics Education, Mathematics Achievement, Learning Motivation, Self Control, Thinking Skills, Mathematics Skills, Quasiexperimental Design, Secondary School Mathematics, Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Mathematics Tests, Scores, Pretests Posttests, Outcomes of Education, Program Effectiveness, Learning Strategies, Secondary School Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Tonga