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ERIC Number: ED063116
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 19
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The Relative Effectiveness of Four Strategies for Teaching Disjunctive Concepts in Mathematics.
Dossey, John A.; Henderson, Kenneth B.
Programmed materials presenting twelve mathematical concepts were developed to investigate disjunctive concept learning relative to four teaching strategies involving characterization and exemplification (CEC, EC, CE, ECE). Prospective elementary teachers in an undergraduate mathematics course were randomly assigned to one of eight treatment programs after stratification according to mental ability. Achievement tests designed to test concept attainment at the levels of Knowledge and Comprehension (Level 1), Application (Level 2), and Analysis, Synthesis, and Evaluation (Level 3) yielded the following results: (1) upper ability groups did significantly better than low ability groups; and (2) exemplar moves were more effective than non-exemplar moves for Level 1 performance, but the CEC strategy was better than ECE for Levels 2 and 3. No meaningful interactions were found. (Author/JG)
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