# A Longitudinal Assessment of Antecedent Course Work in Mathematics and Subsequent Mathematical Attainment

@article{Ma2000ALA, title={A Longitudinal Assessment of Antecedent Course Work in Mathematics and Subsequent Mathematical Attainment}, author={Xin Ma}, journal={The Journal of Educational Research}, year={2000}, volume={94}, pages={16 - 28} }

Abstract Using six waves of data (Grades 7–12) from the Longitudinal Study of American Youth, the author examined the effects of different mathematics course work (pre-algebra, geometry, calculus) on subsequent achievement in, and attitude toward, mathematics, with partial adjustment for student background characteristics. Results showed that in the early grades of high school, algebra courses significantly affected mathematics achievement. Mathematics course work, however, did not play a… Expand

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