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ERIC Number: ED053915
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 146
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An Analysis of Algebraic Achievement and Mathematical Attitude Between the Modern and Traditional Mathematics Programs in the Senior High School: A Longitudinal Study.
Yasui, Roy Yoshio
Reported are the results of an investigation of mathematical achievement of students enrolled in modern and traditional mathematics programs. To be included in the comparative study, students had to have been continuously in a modern program or a traditional program during grades ten, eleven, and twelve. The experimental group (141 students) had used a modern textbook series developed in Ontario, Canada. The control group (125 students) had not been exposed to a modern mathematics program. Mathematical achievement was measured by the "Contemporary Mathematics Test (Advanced Level, Form W)" during the spring of the students' senior year. The grade nine quantitative scores of the SCAT were used as the covariate. On test items judged common to both programs, the mean achievement score of the experimental group was significantly higher (.01) than that of the control group. When student scores were grouped by scholastic ability level, the experimental groups did significantly better (.05) than their corresponding control groups. Measures of student attitude toward mathematics provided by the "Mathematics Inventory" showed no significant differences between groups. (RS)
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Note: Ph.D. dissertation, University of Oregon