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ERIC Number: EJ1064564
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0268-3679
Integrating Study Skills and Problem Solving into Remedial Mathematics
Cornick, Jonathan; Guy, G. Michael; Beckford, Ian
Teaching Mathematics and Its Applications, v34 n2 p83-90 Jun 2015
Students at a large urban community college enrolled in seven classes of an experimental remedial algebra programme, which integrated study skills instruction and collaborative problem solving. A control group of seven classes was taught in a traditional lecture format without study skills instruction. Student performance in the course was measured by a common 25-question multiple-choice exit exam. After controlling for cognitive and affective differences among students (N = 233), when all other variables were held constant, students in the experimental classes answered two more questions out of 25 correctly than students in the control group classes. The results suggest problem solving and study skills are potential areas for further improvement in learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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