Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Mathematics is an area which has shown some decline in standardized test scores as well as a shortage in the number of educators graduating in the field. In mathematics, average SAT scores have fallen 40 points since 1963, and a 1981 survey of 45 states revealed a shortage of mathematics teachers in 43 states. This report by the National Commission on Excellence in Education (1983) states that "We are a nation at risk" because of this decline in educational achievement since the early 1960s. This decrease in mathematics achievement is a concern of many educators, including the researcher. What may be done to motivate students in order to increase their level of achievement in mathematics?
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations
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©1984 Biff Renner
Renner, Biff, "Effect of small group competition on seventh grade mathematics achievement" (1984). Graduate Research Papers. 3240.