ERIC Number: ED199046
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Effectiveness of the Newspaper as an Instructional Tool to Teach Seventh Grade Mathematics Classes.
Daruwalla, Aban Nariman
This study was conducted to determine if student achievement in seventh-grade mathematics was improved by using the newspaper as a supplemental instructional tool. Three teachers were chosen who taught two regular mathematics classes at this grade level. During the six weeks of the investigation, each instructor used the newspaper as an instructional tool with the textbook in one class and the textbook only for the other class. The objectives for student learning during the period of the study covered tasks including fractions, decimals, currency, and averages. At the end of the six weeks, all pupils were administered the Iowa Test of Basic Skills, M-2, Form 6, 12th level. The primary hypothesis, that students taught with the newspaper would achieve higher means on the test than those limited to the textbook, was supported by the findings. A secondary hypothesis, that the performance of males would be higher than females in each of the treatment groups, was not supported by the data. (MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Mathematics Education Research
Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, Memphis State University.