ERIC Number: ED037090
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jan
Reference Count: 0
A Three-Year Experimental Study of the Effectiveness of Programmed Instruction in Mathematics. Final Report.
Furno, Orlando F.; And Others
A three-year experimental study was conducted at Northern High School, Baltimore City Public Schools, to gain evidence indicating whether the use of programed instruction or the use of traditional instruction in high school mathematics resulted in greater mastery of subject matter, greater retention of subject matter, and better grades in first-year college mathematics courses. In addition, an investigation was made of the possibility of an association between instructional format and (1) certain mathematical concepts and skills and (2) various personality differences. Differences between the mean scores of the various criterion measures, adjusted for differential effects of mental ability by analysis of covariance, were, for the most part, in favor of the group receiving conventional instruction. Some differences were statistically significant. No pattern of association emerged between personality factors and success with one or the other of the instructional formats. (Author/SP)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Baltimore City Public Schools, MD.
Note: Appendix pages Al through A17 removed due to marginal reproducibility of original document