ERIC Number: ED042630
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Final Report on an Experiment with Junior High School Very Low Achievers in Mathematics. School Mathematics Study Group Reports Number 7.
DeVenney, William S.
This report contains the findings of a two-year experiment with junior high school low achievers in mathematics. The main purpose of the experiment was to develop a program which would relieve low achieving junior high school students from the burdens of computation as much as possible. The experiment was also designed to determine what effect this program had on the participating pupils with respect to mathematics achievement and attitudes toward mathematics when compared to similarly grouped pupils enrolled in the more traditional programs for low achievers. It was found that the more traditional programs improved the students' computational abilities to a higher degree than those students in the experimental program. However, in the author's opinion, the experiment did help the very low achievers to learn some significant mathematics and also created in them a desire to learn. (Author/FL)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attitudes, Experimental Programs, Low Achievement, Mathematics Education, Remedial Mathematics, Retention (Psychology), Secondary School Mathematics, Student Attitudes
A. C. Vroman, Inc., 2085 East Foothill Blvd., Pasadena, Calif. 91109
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Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. School Mathematics Study Group.