Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisorChairperson, Graduate Committee: Walter Woolbaughen
dc.contributor.authorStewart, Kim Louiseen
dc.description.abstractHigh school students tend to have difficulty in chemistry classes. Instructors are always searching for strategies to help students perform better. One such strategy is cooperative learning groups. In this classroom research project, cooperative groups were employed to determine what effect they would have upon student understanding of chemistry concepts, and thus student confidence, student attitude towards science, and individual achievement. Students were assigned to heterogeneous groups based on their algebra grades. Surveys, teacher observations and test scores were used to determine the effect the cooperative groups had during a stoichiometry unit. Students self-reported an increase in understanding; test scores showed a significant increase from pretest to posttest; but, student attitude towards science remained unchanged after the unit was completed.en
dc.publisherMontana State University - Bozeman, College of Letters & Scienceen
dc.subject.lcshHigh school studentsen
dc.subject.lcshGroup work in educationen
dc.subject.lcshAcademic achievementen
dc.titleThe influence of cooperative groups in a high school chemistry courseen
dc.typeProfessional Paperen
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2017 by Kim Louise Stewarten, Graduate Committee: Marcie Reuer.en Programs for Science Education.en Paperen

Files in this item


This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

MSU uses DSpace software, copyright © 2002-2017  Duraspace. For library collections that are not accessible, we are committed to providing reasonable accommodations and timely access to users with disabilities. For assistance, please submit an accessibility request for library material.