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ERIC Number: ED079052
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 179
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The Effectiveness of Remedial Arithmetic Courses in Three Selected California Community Colleges as Measured by Improvement in Arithmetic Skills and Attitudes Toward Mathematics.
Randall, John Douglas
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of required remedial arithmetic courses in three community colleges. Student improvement in arithmetic skills and attitude towards mathematics were measured by pre- and post-course scores on the SCAT and the Rabinowitz Mathematics Attitude Scale. A total of 884 students was involved. It was found that although both programmed instruction and the traditional lecture-demonstration method led to significant improvement in arithmetic skills, the lecture-demonstration method led to a significantly greater improvement in attitude. In both methods, there were still many students who did not reach minimum proficiency by the end of the course. A survey of California community colleges indicated that over half use programmed instruction and that approximately half require minimum arithmetic proficiency for the A. A. degree. (MM)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Southern California