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The Effect of a Web-Based Homework System on Student Outcomes in a First-Year Mathematics Course ARTICLE

, Marymount University, United States

JCMST Volume 29, Number 3, ISSN 0731-9258 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA

Abstract

Web-based homework (WBH) systems are being utilized in many college mathematics classrooms. Do these systems have an effect on student outcomes when compared to traditional paper-and-pencil homework (PPH)? This study compares student outcomes in multiple sections of a required mathematics course. The sections differed only in the homework delivery method: WBH, PPH, or a combination of the two. Among other results, it was found that students were more likely to attempt and to receive higher homework grades with WBH than with PPH. However, the study found no significant difference between the exam grades of students in the WBH sections and the students in the PPH sections. These and other findings are presented in this paper.

Citation

Lenz, L. (2010). The Effect of a Web-Based Homework System on Student Outcomes in a First-Year Mathematics Course. Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 29(3), 233-246. Waynesville, NC USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved May 24, 2018 from .

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