# Getting remedial mathematics students to prefer homework with 20% and 40% more problems : An investigation of the strength of the interspersing procedure

@article{Cates2000GettingRM, title={Getting remedial mathematics students to prefer homework with 20% and 40% more problems : An investigation of the strength of the interspersing procedure}, author={Gary L. Cates and C. Skinner}, journal={Psychology in the Schools}, year={2000}, volume={37}, pages={339-347} }

High school students in remedial mathematics classes were exposed to three pairs of mathematics computation assignments. Three of the assignments served as control assignments and contained 15 target problems (i.e., three-digit by two-digit multiplication problems). Students were also exposed to three paired experimental assignments that contained either 15 (0% more), 18 (20% more), or 21 (40% more) equivalent target problems. Each experimental assignment was also lengthened by interspersing… Expand

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