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ERIC Number: ED077744
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 141
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Learning a Mathematical Concept With and Without a Physical Model as Predicted By Selected Mental Factors.
McMillian, Joe Adair
The purpose of the study was to gain information regarding the interaction between ten mental factors selected from Guilford's Structure of the Intellect Model and learning, transfer, and retention of a mathematical concept studied with and without a physical model. The meaning of place value in different number bases was studied by 202 seventh graders; students took an investigator-prepared achievement test after having completed five learning packets. Results showed that learning, transfer, and retention were not affected by the use or nonuse of a physical model. Scores on tests for selected mental factors may be used to predict success in learning, transfer, and retention, but may not be used to predict greater success when a physical model is used than when one is not used. (Author/DT)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Houston