Faculty Advisor

Heffernan, Neil

Abstract

A comparison between the scaffolding and worked example conditions in the ASSISTment system was performed. A total of nine problem sets were created consisting of scaffolding and worked example conditions from the Patterns, Relations and Algebra section in the MCAS 6th grade (2001-2007) mathematics. The problem sets were then administered at 7 schools, with a total of 153 student participants. The experiment concluded that while both approaches assisted in learning and problem solving, the scaffolding condition was more effective.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2008

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Computer Science

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