ERIC Number: ED021754
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
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School Mathematics Study Group Report No. 6, Preliminary Report on an Experiment with Junior High School Very Low Achievers in Mathematics.
DeVenney, William S.
This report presents the initial findings of a study of low achievers in junior high school mathematics. The regular syllabus for seventh grade mathematics in the school dictated the mathematical topics to be attempted, and a series of units was developed and tried out during the year. Underlying the instruction was the primary objective that the pupils have successful computational experiences. With the exception of standardized testing, students were allowed to use their notes and tables under all conditions. The analysis of data obtained from an experiment involving an experimental group and a control group indicated that both groups made substantial gains, with the control group making greater gains than the experimental group. The appendix to this manual contains a table of contents which outlines the material covered by the pupils in the experimental group. Samples of work sheets and tables are included. (RP)
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Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. School Mathematics Study Group.