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Effects of a mathematics cognitive acceleration program on student achievement and motivation

Finau, Teukava and Treagust, David and Won, Mihye and Chandrasegaran, A.L. (2018) Effects of a mathematics cognitive acceleration program on student achievement and motivation. International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 16 (1). pp. 183-202. ISSN 1571-0068

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    This paper presents the effects of a cognitive acceleration program in mathematics classes on Tongan students’ achievements, motivation and self-regulation. Cognitive Acceleration in Mathematics Education (CAME) is a program developed at King’s College and implemented worldwide with the aim of improving students’ thinking skills, mathematics performance and attitudes. The first author adapted the program materials to Tongan educational context and provided support to participating teachers for 8 months. This study employed a quasi-experimental design with 219 Year 8 students as the experimental group and 119 Year 8 students as the comparison group.There were a significant differences in the mean scores between the pre-test and posttest of the three instruments that were employed in the study,indicating that learning mathematics under the CAME program had a positive effect on levels of students’ selfregulation, motivation and mathematics achievement. Students also reported changes to the ways they learn mathematics.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
    L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
    Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) > Institute of Education
    Depositing User: Teukava Finau
    Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2019 12:07
    Last Modified: 08 Apr 2019 12:07

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