ERIC Number: ED092385
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
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A Comparison of Achievement and Attitudes of Students Using Conventional or Calculator Based Algorithms for Operations on Positive Rational Numbers in Ninth Grade General Mathematics.
Gaslin, William L.
This paper reports the results of a ten-week study investigating the use of electronic calculators to perform basic operations with rational numbers in ninth-grade mathematics classes. In all, six classes and 101 students were involved. A short literature review is given and three treatments are described. Dependent variables were five mastery tests, a transfer test, a retention test, and an attitude survey. Use of an "alternative algorithm set" with the calculator appeared to be a viable alternative to use of the "conventional algorithm set" with or without the calculator. Other results, conclusions, and educational implications are presented. (LS)
Descriptors: Algorithms, Grade 9, Low Ability Students, Low Achievement, Mathematics Education, Number Concepts, Rational Numbers, Research, Secondary School Mathematics, Student Attitudes
ERIC/SMEAC, Ohio State University, 400 Lincoln Tower, Columbus, Ohio 43210 (on loan)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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