Faculty Advisor

Heffernan, Neil

Abstract

The new tutoring system ASSISTments was further expanded by taking questions from former 6th grade MCAS tests, and expanding them into scaffolding questions. These scaffolding questions were designed to guide a student through the problem and teach him general topics of geometry and measurement. After analyzing the data, it was noted that almost no noticeable learning was detected. Among other factors, this most probably happened due to confusion that the students experienced from flawed design of the problem sets.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2008

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Computer Science

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