ERIC Number: ED055767
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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An Investigation of the Interaction of Certain Instructional Strategies with the Structure of Basic Mental Abilities in the Learning of Some Mathematical Operations.
Davis, John B., Jr.
High school and undergraduate subjects were randomly assigned to either a semantic or symbolic learning program concerning the computation of the derivative of an algebraic expression and the multiplication of vectors in order to study aptitude-achievement interaction. Results of achievement and ability tests indicated that there does exist interaction between ability and content form in which certain mathematical concepts are presented. Greatest achievement occurred where content form was congruent with a pattern of ability factors. It was further indicated that both semantic and symbolic factor tests were significant predictor tests of achievement on the semantic learning materials. (JG)
Descriptors: Achievement, Aptitude, College Students, Doctoral Dissertations, Instruction, Mathematics, Research, Secondary School Students, Semantics, Symbolic Learning
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Note: Ph.D. dissertation, Florida State University