An Experimental Study of the Effects of Supplementary Activities on Problem Solving Achievement
Date of Graduation
Master of Science in Education in Elementary Education
Childhood Education and Family Studies
Elementary Education and Teaching
This study was undertaken to determine if specific supplementary activities would increase student achievement in problem solving. The study involved two intact sixth grade classrooms. One was used as the control group and the other group received the supplementary activities. The problem solving section of the Iowa Test of Basic Skills and Teacher-made Test of twelve word problems was administered to students reported in the study. Grade equivalency scores in problem solving from fifth to the sixth grade on the Iowa Test of Basic Skills and gain scores from the pre and post Teacher-Made Test were compared. These results indicated a significant difference existed between the control and experimental groups.
© Susan J Ault
Ault, Susan J., "An Experimental Study of the Effects of Supplementary Activities on Problem Solving Achievement" (1986). MSU Graduate Theses. 467.