media in education, improving classroom teaching, intelligent tutoring systems, interactive learning environments
This study analyses the effectiveness of an educational web-based software package for teaching mathematics in schools. In all, 864 sixth graders and their teachers took part in the controlled study. Students learned the addition and subtraction of fractions with (intervention group; n = 469) or without (control group; n = 395) the support of the educational software. Compared to the controls, students who used the software showed better results in the post-test. Gains were dose dependent and particularly marked in high-ability students and students with lower scores of math anxiety.
Scharnagl, Susanne, Petra Evanschitzky, Judith Streb, Manfred Spitzer, and Katrin Hille. "Sixth Graders Benefit from Educational Software when Learning about Fractions: A Controlled Classroom study." Numeracy 7, Iss. 1 (2014): Article 4. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5038/1936-46126.96.36.199
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