ERIC Number: ED107485
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Nov-8
Reference Count: 0
A Study of the Relationship Between Quantitative Methods and Achievement in High School and College Science Courses.
Fletcher, Richard K., Jr.
Presented is a summary of some of the available literature in which emphasis is placed on the mathematical skills required for science courses presented on the high school level. A considerable emphasis is placed on the skills required for a high school physics course. The author concludes that, in general, measures of quantitative ability are positively and significantly correlated with success in the physical sciences and that the importance of verbal ability in predicting successful achievement in both mathematics and the sciences is of primary concern. It is strongly recommended that teachers in these areas make a special effort to reinforce the learning which transpires in one discipline by showing the way it can be utilized in other areas. (Author/EB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the School Science and Mathematics Association (Cincinnati, Ohio, November 1974)