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ERIC Number: ED108911
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 181
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The Effects of Consensus on Verbal Problem Solving in Middle School Mathematics.
Blomstedt, Robert Kent
This study compared two techniques of teaching verbal problem solving. The consensus method is a commonly used decision-making strategy, while the expository (control) method is the most familiar teaching strategy for verbal problems. Two sets of sixth-grade students under two teachers were divided into treatment groups. Both sets of subjects were pretested on verbal problem solving ability and attitudes toward mathematics. They were then instructed in the assigned method for a period of ten weeks. During the twelfth week they were again tested, and gain scores were tabulated. Mean comparisons were made using the t-test. Achievement of students taught by the consensus method was significantly greater than that of controls; this difference obtained for low achievers as well as for the total group. There was no significant difference in attitude change of the two groups. (SD)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of Texas at Austin