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ERIC Number: ED016609
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Aug
Pages: 62
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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INDIVIDUALIZING JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL MATHEMATICS INSTRUCTION. FINAL REPORT.
SUTTON, JOSEPH T.
THIS DOCUMENT REPORTS THE RESULTS OF AN INVESTIGATION INVOLVING SEVENTH GRADE MATHEMATICS TEACHERS OF THE VOLUSIA COUNTY, FLORIDA SCHOOLS WHO PARTICIPATED IN A TWO YEAR PROJECT TO EVALUATE INDIVIDUALIZED INSTRUCTION AS COMPARED TO CONVENTIONAL CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION. THE MATERIALS AND METHODS FOR THIS STUDY CONSISTED OF SPECIALLY PREPARED UNITS, EXERCISES, AND TESTS COVERING TRADITIONAL CONTENT OF SEVENTH GRADE MATHEMATICS. THE EFFECT OF THE MATERIALS WITH STUDENTS WAS COMPARED WITH CONVENTIONAL CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION USED WITH OTHER PUPILS BY THE SAME TEACHERS. DATA FOR ANALYSIS WERE OBTAINED FROM PRETESTS AND POST-TEST SCORES FROM THE CALIFORNIA ACHIEVEMENT TESTS. ANALYSES INDICATED THAT SOME CONTROL CLASSES ACHIEVED SIGNIFICANTLY HIGHER GAINS THAN DID THE EXPERIMENTAL CLASSES, BOTH IN REASONING AND IN FUNDAMENTALS. THE POOR SHOWING OF THE EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH WAS ATTRIBUTED, IN SOME ASPECTS, TO THE HEAVY DEMANDS PLACED UPON THE TEACHERS BY THE MANIPULATION OF THE EXPERIMENTAL MATERIALS. THE MATERIALS WERE FELT TO NEED EDITORIAL IMPROVEMENT AND REVISION IN ORDER TO PROVIDE MORE ADEQUATELY FOR THE NEEDS OF SLOWER PUPILS. (RP)
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Authoring Institution: Stetson Univ., DeLand, FL.
Identifiers: FLORIDA; Florida (Volusia County)