The Effects Of Instructional Tools On The Mathematics Achievement Of Intermediate Algebra Students
Date of Graduation
Master of Natural and Applied Science in Mathematics
models, manipulatives, algebra tiles, intermediate algebra, developmental algebra
The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of instruction that utilize such tools as models and manipulatives, specifically algebra tiles, on college students' mathematics achievement in intermediate algebra courses. A quasi-experimental research design was used for this four-week study. The subjects of the study were studens in four sections at a state university. The data, acquired through a pretest and posttest, showed no significant difference between total scores of the experimental and control groups. However, the experimental group scored higher on seven out of eight posttest questions and scored significantly higher on two posttest questions relating to subtraction of polynomials and factoring a polynomial with a leading coefficient of one.
© Deborah R. Kemp
Kemp, Deborah R., "The Effects Of Instructional Tools On The Mathematics Achievement Of Intermediate Algebra Students" (2004). MSU Graduate Theses. 2318.