ERIC Number: ED162879
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Oct
Reference Count: 0
The Small Group-Discovery Method of Mathematics Instruction as Applied in Calculus. Technical Report No. 168.
Davidson, Neil Andrew
This dissertation reports the results of a one-year pilot study conducted to determine the feasibility of a small group-discovery method with a class of college freshmen studying calculus. The class consisted of twelve volunteer students who had A or B grades in their high school mathematics courses. The pilot class scored slightly better on a final exam than a control section taught by the lecture-discussion system. The pilot class also had a positive or non-negative effect upon students' interest in mathematics and estimate of problem solving skill. A number of problems were stated for further investigation. Contents include: background, the small group-discovery method, classroom organization and social climate, the interaction between the students and the mathematics content, and data analysis. (MP)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Research and Development Center for Cognitive Learning.
Note: Report from Phase 2 of the Project on Prototypic Instructional Systems in Elementary Mathematics; Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document