ERIC Number: ED064174
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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The Mathematics Through Science Study: Attitude Changes in a Mathematics Laboratory, School Mathematics Study Group Reports Number 8.
Higgins, Jon L.
The results of a study of student attitudes toward mathematics before and after studying a "Mathematics Through Science" unit in the eighth grade are given in this report. Six significant attitude differences were found and used to group students into eight attitude groups. The identifying characteristics of these groups are discussed in detail. The number of teachers represented in each group is considered, as are the number of boys and girls in each group. Mean scores of the groups on ability, algebra achievement, and attitude are compared. No significant differences for any of these scales were found which hold for both of the samples considered. It was concluded that the formation of strong cohesive attitudes-groups is not a major factor for consideration in the design of mathematics units taught via physical materials. This document previously announced as ED 042 631. (Author/FL)
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Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. School Mathematics Study Group.