# Varying Problem Effort and Choice: Using the Interspersal Technique to Influence Choice Towards More Effortful Assignments

@article{Billington2004VaryingPE, title={Varying Problem Effort and Choice: Using the Interspersal Technique to Influence Choice Towards More Effortful Assignments}, author={E. Billington and C. Skinner and Holly M. Hutchins and J. Malone}, journal={Journal of Behavioral Education}, year={2004}, volume={13}, pages={193-207} }

College students were exposed to two pairs of mathematics assignments. Assignment Pair A included a high-effort assignment containing 18 long three-digit × two-digit (3×2) multiplication problems with all numerals in each problem being equal to or greater than four and a moderate-effort assignment that contained nine long problems and nine interspersed moderate 3×2 problems with numerals less than four. Assignment Pair B contained similar assignment sheets, the exception being that the high… Expand

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