Faculty Advisor

Heffernan, Cristina Lindquist

Faculty Advisor

Heffernan, Neil


This project concentrates on two main goals. The first goal is to develop additional contents for ASSISTments system targeting fifth, sixth, and eighth graders. The second objective of our project is to provide extra helps for the wheelspinnings and to investigate their effectiveness compared to directive feedback. Each problem was created with identical content, yet presented to students in one of two ways: with directive feedback or with extra tutoring videos. In each problem set, students were randomly assigned in either one of those two conditions. The data was then collected and analyzed. In conclusion, although our study was inconclusive about the impacts of tutoring videos on wheelspinnings, many issues associated with the study were addressed throughout the project.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2014

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Mathematical Sciences

Advisor Department

Computer Science