ERIC Number: ED040847
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Functions of the Calculator in the Mathematics Laboratory for Low Achievers.
Ellis, June; Corum, Al
Reported is a study to determine the effects of calculators upon the achievement, attitude, and academic motivation of students in mathematics classes designed for low achievers at Miami Senior High School. An experimental and a control class were administered criterion instruments at the beginning and at the conclusion of the study. Analysis of covariance was used to insure comparability of the two classes, and results of the testing were treated statistically to determine whether significant differences existed. In addition, taped interviews were conducted at the midpoint of the study and videotaping was used to illustrate changes in student performance in the experimental and control classes. The following conclusions were offered - (1) the use of printing calculators by the experimental group produced no statistically significant gains in mathematical achievement, and (2) a more favorable attitude toward mathematics and a weaker degree of academic motivation were recorded by both groups at the conclusion of the study. (RP)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Dade County Board of Public Instruction, Miami, FL.