Discipline: Mathematics and Statistics
Subcategory: Mathematics and Statistics
Johnny Gary, III - Mississippi Valley State University
In this study, we investigate the effect of calculators on students’ attitude and performance on mathematics tasks in K12. Of the 168 articles chosen for the study, only 17 met the criteria used for data analysis. The findings of these 17 research studies were integrated through meta-analysis to determine the effects of calculators on student achievement and attitude levels. Effect sizes were generated through Glassian techniques of meta-analysis. Results revealed that students generally performed better on mathematics tasks and had positive attitudes towards mathematics when calculators were used. However, the effect sizes were low. Further research is needed to replicate the empirical studies that were conducted within the last 20 years.
Funder Acknowledgement(s): National Science Foundation
Faculty Advisor: Timothy Holston,