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ERIC Number: ED071858
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 146
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Effectiveness of Mathematics Laboratories for Eighth Graders.
McClure, Clair Wylie
The purpose of this study was to determine whether the use of mathematics laboratories at the eighth grade level results in greater mathematics achievement and whether students prefer mathematics laboratories to other methods of presentation. Six classes totalling 146 eighth grade students were assigned a pre-lab approach, a post-lab approach, or a standard approach with no laboratory experiments. Assignments were rotated during three six-week periods. Teacher-made pretests and posttests and IQ scores were used in the analysis of data. Student questionnaires were used to ascertain interest in the laboratory method. Results showed that in general, high ability students preferred some type of laboratory experiences and used them to improve their understanding of mathematics concepts. About two-thirds of all the students felt that laboratory experiments were helpful. (Author/DT)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, The Ohio State University