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Enhancing arithmetic and word problem solving skills efficiently by individualized computer-assisted practice.

Title data

Schoppek, Wolfgang ; Tulis, Maria:
Enhancing arithmetic and word problem solving skills efficiently by individualized computer-assisted practice.
In: The Journal of Educational Research. Vol. 103 (2010) Issue 4 . - pp. 239-252.
ISSN 0022-0671
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/00220670903382962

Project information

Project financing: Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst

Abstract in another language

The fluency of basic arithmetical operations is a precondition for mathematical problem solving. However, the training of skills plays a minor role in contemporary mathematics instruction. The authors proposed individualization of practice as a means to improve its efficiency, so that the time spent with the training of skills is minimized. As a tool to relieve teachers from the time-consuming tasks of individual diagnosis, selection of problems, and immediate feedback, they developed adaptive training software. The authors evaluated the application of the software in 2 naturalistic studies with 9 third-grade classes. Results show that even a moderate amount of individualized practice was associated with large improvements of arithmetic skills and problem solving, even after a follow-up period of 3 months.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Learning; Training; Arithmetic; adaptive instruction
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies > Chair Psychology
Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies > Chair Psychology > Chair Psychology - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Carlos Kölbl
Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 100 Philosophy and psychology > 150 Psychology
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2014 11:04
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2016 06:57
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/42