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ERIC Number: ED108917
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 386
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The Effects of Three Instructional Settings on the Learning of Geometric Concepts by Elementary School Children (Volumes I and II).
Prigge, Glenn Russell
Three methods of instructing third graders about geometric concepts are compared in this study. Methods were all presented in programed instruction packages; but differed in the types of activities incorporated: paper and pencil activities (Treatment W), activities with manipulatives such as geoboard and paper folding (Treatment M), and demonstration and manipulation of geometric solids (Treatment S). Subjects could proceed independently through their materials; 169 subjects were randomly assigned to the ten-day treatments. Prior to treatment subjects had taken the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS). Posttests and two retention tests were designed by the experimenter and were administered on the 11th, 21st, and 31st days of the experiment, respectively. Data were submitted to analysis of variance using ITBS scores as a blocking variable. Results indicated a directional trend with Treatment S superior to W, and W superior to M; only the difference in favor of Treatment S reached the .05 level of significance (Bonferroni confidence intervals). Several other hypotheses, related to ability groups and item characteristics, were tested. (SD)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Minnesota