Faculty Advisor

Heffernan, Neil

Abstract

This Interactive Qualifying Project is an experiment project designed to analyze the relationship between mathematical test performance and the amount of mathematical practices a student undertakes. The proposed hypothesis is that there exists a positive proportional relationship between students' mathematical performance and the amount of practices the students complete. By analyzing the results obtained from the experiment, we found a reliable difference of the performance gains between the control and experiment (mastery) groups. Therefore, we conclude that there does indeed exists a positive proportional relationship between students' mathematical performance and the amount of practices they complete. In other words, mastery learning leads to better learning.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2009

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Computer Science

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