Master of Science (MS)
First Committee Member
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The purpose of this investigation was to evaluate the effects of using a token economy approach to increase the performance in solving algebra homework quizzes for two high school boys. The program included tokens that could be redeemed for candy or extra credit points to encourage the students to try harder to check over their answers on homework quizzes before handing them in to be graded. Permanent product was used to record the scores of the homework quizzes and a comparison of baseline data and intervention data was done with a reversal design. The results showed that the students did not show improvement given the tokens as reinforcement for the correct number of problems on the homework quizzes.
Algebra; Economy; High; Increase; Performance; Problem; School; Solving; Students; Token
Special education; Mathematics--Study and teaching
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Maes, Kari Mankes, "Token economy used to increase performance in solving algebra problems for high school students" (2002). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 1377.