ERIC Number: ED187546
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Analysis of Cognitive and Attitudinal Changes in the Wheeling Metric Project.
Dockweiler, Clarence J.
The research described is the result of an assessment in grades 4, 5, and 6 of a metric measurement pilot program for grades K-6 in Wheeling, Illinois. The development and administration of metric inventory and attitudinal instruments for teachers and students is described. The report presents four conclusions: (1) there was a significant growth in metric knowledge at all three grade levels; (2) there was a positive effect on the attitude of students toward the metric system; (3) there was no general effect on the students' attitudes toward mathematics; and (4) fourth-grade students had a greater entry knowledge of the objectives for their grade level than fifth- or sixth-grade students. Also included are five recommendations for continued research on and implementation of the program. (MK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas A and M Univ., College Station.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southwest Educational Research Association (3rd, San Antonio, TX, February 7-9, 1980).