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How do the Different Types of Computer Use Affect Math Achievement?
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, Wichita State University, United States ; , , Texas Tech University, United States

JCMST Volume 32, Number 1, ISSN 0731-9258 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA

Abstract

In this study, the National Educational Longitudinal Study (ELS:2002) dataset was used and a predictive data mining technique, decision tree analysis, was implemented in order to examine which factors, in conjunction to computer use, can be used to predict high or low probability of success in high school mathematics. Specifically, this study aimed to determine whether the frequency of certain computer use types, and student, and school factors could be used to classify students into high or low probability of success groups. Results from the decision tree analyses suggested that a lower frequency of computer usage for lower level thinking skills, such as reviewing math work or practicing math drills, may have a more positive impact on math achievement for high school students than extensive use.

Citation

Flores, R., Inan, F. & Lin, Z. (2013). How do the Different Types of Computer Use Affect Math Achievement?. Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 32(1), 67-87. Waynesville, NC USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved December 12, 2019 from .