, Volume 30, Issue 2, pp 67–74 | Cite as

Adaptive Instructional Strategies for Teaching Rules in Mathematics

  • Steven M. Ross
  • Ernest A. Rakow


These researchers explored ways of adapting instruction to individual students. In one experiment, as an incentive for focusing on more difficult learning tasks, they assigned more points to tasks predicted to be difficult for the student. In a second experiment, they varied both incentives and number of examples offered to demonstrate the tasks, again on the basis of pretest scores. Included is a discussion of how the findings-that both techniques are beneficial—can be applied in classroom instruction.


Posttest Score Pretest Score Instructional Support Adaptive Treatment Standard Incentive 
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© Association for Educational Communications and Technology 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Steven M. Ross
    • 1
  • Ernest A. Rakow
    • 1
  1. 1.Memphis

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