# Improving Sixth-Grade Students Perceptions of High-Effort Assignments by Assigning More Work: Interaction of Additive Interspersal and Assignment Effort on Assignment Choice.

@article{Billington2004ImprovingSS, title={Improving Sixth-Grade Students Perceptions of High-Effort Assignments by Assigning More Work: Interaction of Additive Interspersal and Assignment Effort on Assignment Choice.}, author={E. Billington and C. Skinner and Natalie M. Cruchon}, journal={Journal of School Psychology}, year={2004}, volume={42}, pages={477-490} }

Abstract Sixth-grade students were exposed to two pairs of mathematics assignments. Assignment Pair A included a high-effort and a moderate-effort assignment, each containing 18 three-digit by two-digit (3×2) problems. Assignment Pair B was similar except the high-effort assignment contained six additional one-digit by one-digit (1×1) problems interspersed following every third 3×2 problem. After exposure to each pair of assignments, students ranked assignments and chose a new assignment for… Expand

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