ERIC Number: ED046699
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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The Effect of Teaching Certain Concepts of Logic on Verbalization of Discovered Mathematical Generalizations.
Retzer, Kenneth Albert
Reported are the results of a study designed to test the effects of a programed unit in fundamentals of logic on the ability of college capable junior high school students to verbalize mathematical generalizations. The independent variables were the presence or absence of study of the logic unit, and ability level being college capable (I.Q. 116-128) or gifted (I.Q.135 and above). Treatment and control groups were led to discover three generalizations about vectors. Verbalization was scored according to the number of required hints and the quality of the sentence structure. The treatment group did significantly better than the control group; the gifted students verbalized significantly better than the college capable but not gifted students. (Author/RS)
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Discovery Learning, Doctoral Dissertations, Instruction, Junior High School Students, Learning, Logic, Mathematical Concepts, Secondary School Mathematics, Verbal Communication
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Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana.