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ERIC Number: ED088915
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-May
Pages: 33
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Computer-Assisted Instruction in Arithmetic at South Hill Elementary School.
Durward, M. Lynne
Grade six and seven students at South Hill Elementary School were involved in the study to evaluate computer-assisted instruction (CAI) in arithmetic. The pupils were divided into three groups: the members of the "Computer Group" each received five minutes of CAI in arithmetic per day in addition to regular arithmetic classes, the "Help Group" received five minutes of group instruction per day in addition to regular arithmetic classes, and the "Zero Group" received no additional instruction. Pre- and post-tests in arithmetic were administered. A questionnaire, designed to determine the attitudes of the pupils towards the computer experiment, their evaluation of its effectiveness and their opinions on possible modifications to the system, was administered. The teacher involved was asked to give his impression of the project. The results indicated that: computer-assisted instruction improves arithmetic skills, and CAI in addition to regular classroom instruction is superior to an equivalent amount of classroom instruction in improving arithmetic skills. None of the results, however, was statistically significant. The students and the teacher considered the project to be beneficial. It was thought, however, that pupils at a lower grade level would benefit more from this particular application of CAI. (Author/RC)
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Authoring Institution: Vancouver Board of School Trustees (British Columbia). Dept. of Planning and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: Canada