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.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Interactive Qualifying Project
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