2010 Student Research Conference:
23rd Annual Student Research Conference

The Effects of Word Problem Personalization On Student Performance at a Community College
Joseph J. Dove
Dr. Scott Alberts, Ms. Jane Roads (Moberly Area Community College), and Mr. Steven Voss (Moberly Area Community College), Faculty Mentors

Word problems were personalized for students at Moberly Area Community College. Students in a College Algebra class were surveyed and their biographical data was used to create word problems that they could relate to, in hopes of higher performance. Two trials were done with the class. The study consisted of an experimental group with personalized problems and a control group with standard problems. The mean scores of the personalized exams were better in both trials. After a t-test analysis, there was no significant difference between the mean of the students scores, possibly due to a small sample size.

Keywords: Word, Problem , Personalization, College, Algebra

Topic(s):Mathematics
Education

Presentation Type: Poster

Session: 2-3
Location: SUB-GEO
Time: 4:15

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