Are online quizzes an effective tool for mastering basic algebra?

Read, Wayne, and Higgins, Patrick (2012) Are online quizzes an effective tool for mastering basic algebra? In: Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. pp. 835-838. From: Mathematics education: expanding horizons (MERGA 2012), 2–6 July 2012, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

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On-line quizzes are used to help first year University Mathematics students identify weaknesses in their basic skills and improve them. Quizzes developed as a formative tool have been utilised at JCU for eight years. However, before this research no-one has questioned the effectiveness of quizzes for this task. We present a description of the quizzes used in a core first year Mathematics subject at JCU and provide a statistical overview of their usage and efficacy for the intended task.

Item ID: 23766
Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
ISBN: 978-981-07-2527-3
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2012 04:24
FoR Codes: 01 MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES > 0199 Other Mathematical Sciences > 019999 Mathematical Sciences not elsewhere classified @ 50%
13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130208 Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy @ 50%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970101 Expanding Knowledge in the Mathematical Sciences @ 50%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education @ 50%
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