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ERIC Number: ED072615
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 212
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A Study of the Effectiveness of a Computer When Used as a Teaching and Learning Tool in High School Mathematics.
Ronan, Franklin Delano
Suspecting that computer-assisted mathematics instruction helps students attain a higher level of achievement than normal instruction, the author conducted an experiment in two algebra-trigonometry classes. Fifty-one "middle ability" students were divided into two groups. The computer group used the computer both as a computational and teaching tool and as an experimental tool. The experiment revealed that the computer group had significantly higher achievement levels in: the treatment of exponential functions, logarithms, and trigonometric identities and formulas; the understanding of mathematical concepts and skills; and logic and reasoning ability. However, there was no significant difference between the groups in problem-solving ability or in the application of mathematical concepts. (MC)
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Note: Thesis submitted to the School of Education of Michigan University