WWC review of this study

The advantage of abstract examples in learning math.

Kaminski, J. A., Sloutsky, V. M., & Heckler, A. F. (2008). Science, 320, 454-455. .

  • Randomized Controlled Trial
    , grade
    PS

Reviewed: July 2008

No statistically significant positive
findings
Meets WWC standards without reservations
General Mathematics Achievement
Outcome
measure
Comparison Period Sample Intervention
mean
Comparison
mean
Significant? Improvement
    index
Evidence
tier

Score on transfer test

Abstract Examples in Learning Math vs. Chance

Posttest

Study 1;
student

N/A

N/A

Yes

 
 
0
More Outcomes

Score on transfer test

Abstract Examples in Learning Math vs. Chance

Posttest

Study 1;
student

N/A

N/A

Yes

 
 
0

Score on transfer test

Abstract Examples in Learning Math vs. Chance

Posttest

Study 1;
student

N/A

N/A

No

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Score on transfer test

Abstract Examples in Learning Math vs. Chance

Posttest

Study 1;
student

N/A

N/A

Yes

 
 
0

Score on transfer test

Abstract Examples in Learning Math vs. One concrete example

Posttest

Study 1;
student

N/A

N/A

Yes

 
 
0

Score on transfer test

Abstract Examples in Learning Math vs. Two concrete examples

Posttest

Study 1;
student

N/A

N/A

Yes

 
 
0

Score on transfer test

Abstract Examples in Learning Math vs. Three concrete examples

Posttest

Study 1;
student

N/A

N/A

Yes

 
 
0


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Study sample characteristics were not reported.
 

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