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ERIC Number: ED049057
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 10
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Use of Computer Assisted Instruction in Mathematics for Disadvantaged Seventh Grade Youth.
Gipson, Joella
This paper reports on a pilot study conducted to determine the effectiveness and utility of a computer-assisted drill program in mathematics with disadvantaged seventh graders. The instructional materials used were Suppes' drill and practice lessons. Twenty students were chosen to participate in the study for a two-month period. At the completion of the program each student was interviewed and given a written questionnaire to complete. Pretest scores were used to assign students to certain "concept blocks." Each student was then branched to one of five levels based on their performance on a non-standardized internal pretest. Teachers received daily analyses of each student's work and each student received a print-out of the day's lesson. Concepts studied by the students ranged from addition and subtraction of whole numbers to addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of fractions and decimals. Results of an analysis of available data indicated that although students achieved significant gains when measured by an internal test directly related to the instructional content, they did not achieve significantly more as measured by scores on the Wide Range Achievement Test. There seemed to be evidence that the students' interest in mathematics increased and the programed materials did seem to be appropriate in terms of level of difficulty and reading. (FL)
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