Award Date

1-1-2002

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Special Education

First Committee Member

Rebecca Nathanson

Number of Pages

38

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Algebra; Economy; High; Increase; Performance; Problem; School; Solving; Students; Token

Controlled Subject

Special education; Mathematics--Study and teaching

Disciplines

Higher Education

File Format

pdf

File Size

0.97 MB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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