ERIC Number: ED064170
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
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Error Trends in Solving Number Sentences in Relation to Workbook Format Across 1st and 2nd Grades.
Beattie, Ian D.; Deichmann, John W.
The purpose of the study was to investigate the effects of the presentation mode (vertical, horizontal) and the placeholder position (left, middle, right) of the frames of workbooks upon first and second grade children's ability to solve number sentences as measured by the rate and type of error. Effects over addition and subtraction were also investigated. The workbooks of 132 children in Southern Illinois, each representing an entire year's written work, were studied. No statistical analysis was applied to the data, but results indicated that the variables did produce differential effects over grade levels both in the rate and type of error produced, that certain number sentence formats appeared to present more difficulty than others, and that the amount of practice was an important factor. (JM)
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Note: Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, April 1972