TPR_MS_10_57_accepted

TPR_MS_10_57_accepted - Running head: PRECALCULUS RELATIONS...

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Running head: PRECALCULUS RELATIONS 1 Accepted for Publication: The Psychological Record Training and Deriving Precalculus Relations: A Small Group Web-Interactive Approach Jenny McGinty, Chris Ninness, Glen McCuller, Robin Rumph, Andrea Goodwin, Ginger Kelso, Angie Lopez, and Elizabeth Kelly Stephen F. Austin State University Author Notes Portions of this paper were presented at the 34 th Annual Conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis. Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Chris Ninness, School Psychology Doctoral Program, PO Box 13019 SFA Station, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX 75962. E-mail: cninness@sfasu.edu, Phone: (936) 468-2906.
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PRECALCULUS RELATIONS 2 Abstract A small group, web-interactive approach to teaching precalculus concepts was investigated. Following an online pretest, 3 participants were given a brief (15 min) presentation on the details of reciprocal math relations and how they operate on the coordinate axes. During baseline, participants were tested regarding their ability to construct formulas for a diversified series of graphs. This was followed by online, construction-based small group training procedures focusing on the construction of mathematical functions and a test of novel relations. Participants then received group training in accordance with frames of coordination ( same-as ) and frames of opposition ( reciprocal-of ) formula-to- graph relations. Online assessment indicated that participants showed substantial improvement over baseline and pretest performances. This was true even though during the tests of novel relations graphs were displayed as incomplete and scattered data points on the coordinate axes. Although one participant was unable to complete the second half of the experiment, we were able to train this small group employing approximately the same number of exposures needed for individual training during our research in this area. Descriptors: group training, reciprocal, precalculus, mutual entailment, combinatorial entailment, mathematical relations, four-member relations, construction-based training, matching-to- sample, relational frame theory
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PRECALCULUS RELATIONS 3 Training and Deriving Precalculus Relations: A Small Group Web-Interactive Approach Over the past decade high school students in the United States have performed significantly below the mathematical achievement scores of their international peers. For example, outcomes from the 2006 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) confirmed that U.S. 15-year-olds performed 2007). Math achievement measures from the Third International Math and Science Study (TIMSS) make it clear U.S. 12 th grade “advanced students” (ages 17 to 18 years) perform poorly in comparison to students from the 41 other nations in the study. In fact, they fall near the bottom of the international
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TPR_MS_10_57_accepted - Running head: PRECALCULUS RELATIONS...

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