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ERIC Number: ED003573
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1962
Pages: 77
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THE COMPARATIVE EFFECTIVENESS OF SOUND MOTION PICTURES AND PRINTED COMMUNICATIONS FOR THE MOTIVATION OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS IN MATHEMATICS.
TIEMENS, ROBERT K.
IN AN EFFORT TO PROVIDE A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF MOTIVATION AND TO INVESTIGATE SOME POSSIBLE MEANS FOR INCREASING THE MOTIVATION OF STUDENTS, MOTION PICTURES AND PRINTED COMMUNICATIONS WHICH ILLUSTRATED PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS OF MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS WERE TESTED. SUBJECTS FOR THE STUDY WERE DRAWN FROM FIRST-YEAR ALGEBRA CLASSES FROM 17 HIGH SCHOOLS. THE FOLLOWING HYPOTHESES WERE TESTED--(1) SHOWING A HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT THAT A KNOWLEDGE OF MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS IS POSITIVELY RELATED TO HIS VOCATIONAL GOALS WILL MOTIVATE HIM IN SUCH A WAY THAT HE WILL HAVE A MORE FAVORABLE ATTITUDE TOWARD THE SUBJECT, SHOW A GREATER INTEREST IN LEARNING, AND ACQUIRE A GREATER KNOWLEDGE OF MATHEMATICS, AND (2) SOUND MOTION PICTURE FILMS WHICH ILLUSTRATE PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS OF MATHEMATICS ARE MORE EFFECTIVE THAN COMPARABLE PRINTED COMMUNICATIONS FOR MOTIVATING SUBJECTS. THE AUTHOR CONCLUDES THAT HIS EXPERIMENTAL HYPOTHESES WERE SUPPORTED BY THE DATA. FURTHER RESEARCH OF THE PROBLEM IS RECOMMENDED. (JC)
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Authoring Institution: Iowa Univ., Iowa City.
Identifiers: IOWA; Iowa (Iowa City)