The Effects of Computer-Assisted Instruction on Student Learning of Fractions in Middle School Mathematics
School of Education
Doctor of Education in Curriculum & Instruction (EdD)
computer-assisted instruction, mathematics, middle school, computer-based instruction, fact fluency, learning disabilities, middle grades, fractions
Curriculum and Instruction | Education
Palculict, Rebecca Love, "The Effects of Computer-Assisted Instruction on Student Learning of Fractions in Middle School Mathematics" (2022). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 3823.
In today’s increasingly technologically-driven classroom, exploring whether computer-assisted instruction ensures students gain critical mathematic skills is an important area of study. The purpose of this study was to explore the effect of computer-assisted instruction in learning manipulation of fractions. This study used archival data collected in August 2021 (pre-test) and January 2022 (post-test). Sixty-nine fifth-grade students in a middle school in rural Mississippi were participants in the study. This quantitative quasi-experimental pre-test/post-test control group design analyzed data from the i-Ready diagnostic using an Analysis of Covariance. Results indicated a significant difference between the post-test scores of students who received interventions and those who did not receive interventions when controlling for the pre-test scores. Results indicated that computer-based interventions have a significant impact on student learning. Further research is recommended to explore the impact across grade levels.