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ERIC Number: ED108912
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 261
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An Evaluation of the Effect of Using Supplementary Activity-Oriented Materials on Student Achievement of Mathematical Competencies for Enlightened Citizens.
Matthews, Larry Allen
This study had three major purposes: (1) validation of The Beckman-Beal Mathematical Competencies Test for Enlightened Citizens, a test based on the recommendations of the Committee on Basic Mathematical Competencies and Skills of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics; (2) evaluation of the effectiveness of activity-oriented materials developed by teachers attending two conferences sponsored by the National Science Foundation; and (3) determination of which of 48 competency areas were affected by use of the activity materials. The experimental population consisted of 19 junior high teachers teaching 22 experimental classes and 18 teachers teaching 20 control classes. All classes were administered the test in November and again in May. Experimental teachers were sent activity materials related to pretest competency levels of individual students for use as supplements to regular classwork. Chi-square analysis and analysis of variance were applied, revealing that the total experimental group, and several of its subgroups (e.g., reluctant learners) showed greater achievement than the comparable control group. There were no statistically significant differences between the groups on the 48 individual competencies. Teacher and supervisor evaluated the test as most suitable for middle- and high-ability students. Users were enthusiastic about the activity materials. (SD)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of Nebraska - Lincoln