ERIC Number: ED052068
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Development of a Mathematics Curriculum for Undergraduate Business Students. Final Report.
George, Edward Y.
Research reported dealt with designing a mathematics course for undergraduate business students. Of the three groups formed by matching, the control group received traditional instruction in college algebra, utilizing one text, while the two experimental groups used materials selected for their relevance to business students. One experimental group emphasized discovery learning experiences, the other did not. Hypotheses were: (1) greater transfer of training occurs when materials are taught through discovery experiences; and (2) a mathematics program that is specially tailored to cover basic concepts of decision theory, Boolean Algebra, and numerical analysis will afford significant help for business students to understand and solve management and computer problems. The experiment was discontinued because the material planned was too ambitious to be covered within the scheduled time constraints. It was not possible to completely cover the subject matter as originally outlined in the experiment. (JG)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Bentley Coll. of Accounting and Finance, Boston, MA.