ERIC Number: ED040871
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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The Relative Effects of Two Forms of Spiral Curriculum Organization and Two Modes of Presentation on Mathematical Learning.
Armstrong, Jenny Rose
Analyzed were the relative effects of two forms of spiral organization (area or topical), and two instructional modes of presentation (inductive or deductive), on the mathematical learning of sixth graders. The learning was assessed at each of six cognitive levels, within three areas, on four topics, over a three month time period. The results indicated that the form of spiral organization and mode of presentation differentially facilitated various types of learning when adjustments were made for the pupils mathematical aptitude, prior mathematical learning, and global intelligence. The interaction of curriculum and instruction variables were not found to significantly affect mathematical learning. (Author/RS)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Deduction, Doctoral Dissertations, Elementary School Mathematics, Grade 6, Induction, Instruction, Learning, Spiral Curriculum
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Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison.