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ERIC Number: ED014971
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-May
Pages: 6
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Reference Count: 0
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A PILOT STUDY EVALUATING THE USE OF PROGRAMMED LEARNING IN THE TEACHING OF EXPONENTS TO AN INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA CLASS AT LOS ANGELES VALLEY COLLEGE, SPRING, 1967.
MACHETANZ, FREDERICK A.; AND OTHERS
THIS EXPERIMENT WAS DESIGNED TO DETERMINE THE EXTENT TO WHICH PROGRAMMED MATERIAL IS EFFECTIVE IN THE TEACHING OF EXPONENTS TO AN INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA CLASS. ON THE BASIS OF SCORES ON A 24-ITEM MULTIPLE CHOICE TEST, 38 STUDENTS WERE DIVIDED INTO TWO MATCHED SECTIONS, WHICH HAD APPROXIMATELY EQUAL MEANS AND STANDARD DEVIATIONS. FOR THREE CLASS SESSIONS, THE EXPERIMENTAL GROUP WENT TO THE STUDY SKILLS CENTER TO WORK ON PROGRAMMED INSTRUCTION ON EXPONENTS, WHILE THE CONTROL GROUP RECEIVED REGULAR CLASS INSTRUCTION. A POSTTEST OF 24 ITEMS, PARALLEL IN CONTENT TO THE PRETEST, SHOWED THAT BOTH GROUPS GAINED, ALTHOUGH THERE WAS NO SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE GROUPS. THE EXPERIMENTAL GROUP SHOWED A GREATER VARIANCE, WITH SOME INDIVIDUALS MAKING NEGATIVE GAIN SCORES. THOSE WHOSE GAINS WERE LOW OR NEGATIVE WERE OBSERVED TO SPEND LESS THAN HALF OF THE ASSIGNED TIME IN WORK ON THE PROGRAMMED TEXTS, WHILE THE REGULAR CLASS INSTRUCTION APPREARED TO ENCOURAGE A MORE UNIFORM ACHIEVEMENT. (WO)
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Authoring Institution: Los Angeles Valley Coll., Van Nuys, CA.
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