ERIC Number: ED107505
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
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Mathematical Readiness of Six-Year-Olds and the Placement of First Grade Mathematical Topics.
Murray, Dennis E.
This study investigated the relationships among mathematics achievement scores of first graders, the order of presentation of difficult topics, the use of readiness activities, and scores on a conservation test. The study was developed and conducted in four phases. Phase 1 included analysis of 70 randomly selected first-graders' work on the Metropolitan Mathematics Achievement Test (Primary I Form F, 1970) to determine which items had been most difficult, and the matching of these items with concepts as presented in the Houghton Mifflin level one textbook (1972). During phase 2, first grade classrooms were randomly assigned to three treatment groups. The Kuhlmann Anderson Intelligence Test, the Metropolitan Achievement Test Primer Form F, and the Murray Test of Conservation were administered. During phase 3, treatments were developed and treatment workshops were conducted. During phase 4, treatments and posttests were administered and data analyzed. Data were analyzed using analysis of variance and covariance (covariates: pretest measures). Significant differences were observed. (Author/SD)
Descriptors: Achievement, Conservation (Concept), Doctoral Dissertations, Elementary School Mathematics, Grade 1, Instruction, Learning, Primary Education, Readiness, Research, Tests, Textbooks
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: D.Ed. Dissertation, Pennsylvania State University