ERIC Number: ED205377
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Summer Math Program's Effect on Student Performance and Attitudes.
Yanosko, Barbara J.
The five-week summer Upward Bound Program for high school students incorporated an individualized mathematics program during the summers of 1978 and 1979. Designed to be a remedial, developmental, or enrichment program, the courses utilized commercially available materials. Students were graded on the amount of work they completed. Improvements in basic mathematics and algebra were measured with standardized tests with about two-thirds of the students showing gains. The mean test score for the population also improved from pre- to post-tests. Attitudes were measured towards mathematics, mathematics classes, teachers, and mathematics ability and there was again improvement from the beginning of the summer to the end. It was concluded that the individualized model was successful for a short enrichment oriented mathematics class. (Author/MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Humboldt State University CA; Mathematics Education Research; Upward Bound
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