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ERIC Number: ED053910
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 456
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An Experimental Study of Discovery Type Teaching Strategies with Low Achievers in Basic Mathematics I.
Kleckner, Lester Gerald
The study dealt with the effect of discovery-type teaching methods on the achievement, attitudes, and work-study skills of low achievers in mathematics. Materials, equipment, and lesson plans were selected or written for half of the sample of ninth and tenth grade students having a low mathematics grade record, and being below average in two of the following: I.Q., arithmetic computation ability, paragraph comprehension ability, or arithmetic reasoning ability. Experimental classes met in a mathematics laboratory. Control classes met in a conventional classroom. Findings reported include: (1) the control group achieved significantly more general mathematics content than the discovery classes; and (2) no significant differences in attitudes or work-study habits were found between control and experimental classes. (Author/JG)
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Note: Ph.D. dissertation, Pennsylvania State University