ERIC Number: ED085255
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
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Three Reports on a Study of 11th Grade Mathematics.
Chicago Univ., IL. Graduate School of Education.
Comparison of two eleventh-grade mathematics programs was made by evaluations of student and teacher attitudes and of student achievement on specific content as well as performance on the ETS Algebra II exam. An experimental program based on Zalman Usiskin's textbook, "Intermediate Algebra," was matched with programs based on traditional texts. Usiskin's program differs in its use of geometrical techniques in the algebraic setting. This feature allows students to handle more application problems. Both student and teacher attitude measures favored the experimental program, but there were no significant differences in performance between groups on the final exam. Part of this document is a description of planned revisions in Usiskin's syllabus based on the analysis of performance on specific content topics. (JP)
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Authoring Institution: Chicago Univ., IL. Graduate School of Education.