Homework in introductory physics represents an important part of a student's learning experience; therefore, choosing the manner in which homework is presented merits investigation. We performed three rounds of clinical trials comparing the effects of mastery-style homework vs traditional-style homework with students in both algebra-based and calculus-based introductory mechanics. Results indicate a benefit from mastery-style over traditional-style homework, principally for weaker students who are less familiar with the material being covered and on questions that are nearer transfer to the study materials.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Physical Review Physics Education Research|
|State||Published - Oct 4 2017|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)