ERIC Number: ED053966
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jun
Reference Count: 0
The Development of an Individualized Instructional Program in Beginning College Mathematics Utilizing Computer Based Resource Units. Final Report.
Rockhill, Theron D.
Reported is an attempt to develop and evaluate an individualized instructional program in pre-calculus college mathematics. Four computer based resource units were developed in the areas of set theory, relations and function, algebra, trigonometry, and analytic geometry. Objectives were determined by experienced calculus teachers, and multiple-choice questions were written for each objective. Programmed instructional materials were selected for use by the students. Computer programs were written for each unit which diagnosed student difficulties and provided printed outputs of instructional materials for each objective not satisfied by the student. One of two college pre-calculus classes used the resource units while the other class acted as a control group. No significant differences in achievement were found. A general computer program was written and is reported which allows an instructor to input objectives, criteria for satisfying objectives and instructional materials for each objective. Appendixed are the objectives, pretests, sample output, and program listings for each of the four units. (Author/JG)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Brockport. Coll. at Brockport.