ERIC Number: ED038305
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Nov
Reference Count: 0
A Study of Parts of the Development of a Unit in Probability and Statistics for the Elementary School, (Part 4) and Appendices B, C, and D.
Shepler, Jack L.
Reported is research conducted as a part of the Project on Analysis of Mathematics Instruction. The study had two main purposes: to test the feasibility of teaching topics in probability and statistics to a class of sixth grade students; and to construct a set of instructional materials and procedures in probability and statistics for sixth graders. A unit of instruction was prepared and the order in which behavioral objectives were to be taught was determined from a content outline and a task analysis. The results of the study support the feasibility of teaching most of the topics covered in the unit to average and above average sixth graders. The study also lends support to the use of the systems developmental model employed for developing curriculum materials. Part IV contains Appendices B, C, and D which include the testing instrument used for pre- and post-testing, tables presenting data from the formative evaluation, and background data of the students. (FL)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Research and Development Center for Cognitive Learning.