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Improving College Students' Attitudes toward Mathematics


TLRPTIL Volume 57, Number 4, ISSN 8756-3894


This study was conducted to investigate the effectiveness of a treatment designed to improve college algebra students' attitudes toward mathematics. Keller's ARCS motivational design model was used as a guiding framework for the development of a motivational video, which was delivered online. The application of motivational design to improve mathematics attitudes in an online environment extends the use of motivational design. A pretest-posttest control group design was used to test the effectiveness of the treatment. The participants in this study were 43 students enrolled in a college algebra course offered at a large state university in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States. Statistically significant results were observed for improved attitudes toward mathematics.


Hodges, C.B. & Kim, C. (2013). Improving College Students' Attitudes toward Mathematics. TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 57(4), 59-66. Retrieved July 6, 2020 from .

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