ERIC Number: ED028077
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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The Contributions of an Instructional Sequence in Mathematics Related to Quantitative Science Exercises in Grade Five.
Kolb, John Ronald
Analyzed were two instructional sequences in mathematics. One was based on a hierarchy of mathematical tasks assumed necessary for selected quantitative science behaviors. The other was based on an instructional sequenc e in mathematics not directly related to the science behaviors. Two science exercises were developed having three quantitative behavioral tasks. These behaviors were used to develop an instructional sequence in mathematics related to the science exercises. The subjects, randomly assigned to two groups, were 275 members of eight fifth grade classes from three schools in Kansas. For 14 consecutive school days following the administration of a pretest, Group A continued the mathematics sequence in their textbook. At the same time, Group B received instruction in the mathematics sequence based on the hierarchy. Among the conclusions reported were (1) no significant differences at the .10 level between the means of Group A and Group B on the pretests, and (2) significant differences in favor of Group B at the .01 level between the means of the two groups on the post-test. (RP)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Curriculum Development, Doctoral Dissertations, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Science, Grade 5, Instruction, Mathematics, Teaching Methods
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Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park.