Accession Number : ADA309099

Title :   The Effect of Distributed Practice Homework on Precalculus Achievement at a Military Academy.

Descriptive Note : Doctoral thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Revak, Marie A.

PDF Url : ADA309099

Report Date : 08 APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 187

Abstract : This study investigated the main effect of distributive practice homework on achievement in Precalculus. This study also investigated the aptitude-treatment interaction effects of distributed practice homework x mathematics achievement and distributed practice homework x mathematics anxiety on achievement in Precalculus. The sample consisted of 351 United States Air Force Academy cadets (experimental n = 161, control n = 190), all in their first semester of their first year of college. Three instructors taught experimental group sections and five instructors taught control group sections. Instructor experience level was equalized across the groups. An algebra/trigonometry placement exam was used as the measure of prior mathematics achievement. A subset of the Math Anxiety Rating Scale developed by Alexander and Martray (1989) was used as the measure of mathematics anxiety. Precalculus grades (4 hourly exams, a final exam, and the final course percentage grade) were used to measure achievement.

Descriptors :   *PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), *REGRESSION ANALYSIS, *COURSES(EDUCATION), MATHEMATICAL MODELS, SKILLS, STUDENTS, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), STATISTICAL TESTS, COGNITION, STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY), MEMORY(PSYCHOLOGY), STATISTICAL DATA, INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS, THESES, PROBLEM SOLVING, STATISTICAL SAMPLES, AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, AIR FORCE TRAINING, CORRELATION, HYPOTHESES, MOTIVATION, CALCULUS, APTITUDE TESTS, UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ACADEMY, ACHIEVEMENT TESTS, APTITUDES, ANXIETY, CONDITIONING(LEARNING), POPULATION(MATHEMATICS).

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE