ERIC Number: ED028075
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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Teaching Mathematical Relations at the Grade Six Level.
This study was designed to answer two questions: (1) Is it possible for children at the sixth grade level to learn certain types of mathematical relations? If so, how well can they apply their learning to new situations, and (2) is there a possibility of predicting success in learning mathematical relations by analyzing the pupils' achievement on some standardized tests of mental maturity, reading comprehension, and arithmetic ability? The experiment involving 216 boys was conducted in three New York parochial schools. Pretests and post-tests were administered to an experimental and a control group to measure the pupils' understanding of the notion of relation and to evaluate their ability to transfer their learning to new situations and their ability to generalize. The results of the tests indicated that the experimental group had learned certain types of mathematical relations which were not learned by the control group. Finally, most students who scored in the top 25 percent of the group on each of the standardized tests scored highest on the final test, and those who scored low on the standardized tests scored low on the final test. (RP)
Descriptors: Achievement, Doctoral Dissertations, Elementary School Mathematics, Grade 6, Instruction, Learning, Mathematics
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Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY.