ERIC Number: ED037345
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Utilizing an Electronic Calculator To Facilitate Instruction in Mathematics in the 11th and 12th Grades, Final Report.
Keough, John J.; Burke, Gerard W.
This report describes an experimental study conducted in two New York state high schools for the purpose of determining the feasibility of using electronic calculators to improve mathematics instruction. The study was also concerned with determining whether or not curriculum-related materials can be developed to make the electronic calculator a valuable tool for students, and if there are applications which will assist in the teaching of areas related to mathematics. The experimental and control groups were selected from students at two New York state high schools. Mathematics achievement was based on the results of the pretest and posttest scores of the Sequential Tests of Educational Progress (STEP). When a new unit of instruction was begun the students in the experimental section were taken to a lab where they used electronic calculators to solve problems related to classroom work and homework assignments. There was no significant difference between the two groups on the STEP pretest. On the posttest, a t-test indicated a significant difference between experimental and control groups at the .01 level. The authors conclude that the results of the experiment indicate that the use of the electronic calculator can facilitate mathematics instruction in 11th and 12th grade classes. This work was prepared under ESEA Title III contract. (FL)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Suffolk County Regional Center, Patchogue, NY.