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ERIC Number: ED113163
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Oct
Pages: 13
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Improving Skill in Applying Mathematical Ideas: A Preliminary Report on the Instructional Gaming Program at Pelham Middle School in Detroit.
Allen, Layman E.; Ross, Joan
Performance of 237 students in ten eighth-grade mathematics classes was assessed to measure their ability to solve (1) problems which involve only computation, and (2) problems which involve computation and recognition of the relevance of a particular mathematical idea indispensable to the solution of the problem. Pretest and/or posttest data were collected for five different sets of experimental conditions represented in the ten classes. The effects of the various sets of experimental conditions were measured by two different forms of two specially constructed tests. The study provides strong support for the proposition that skills in applying mathematical ideas can be improved by learning procedures that are rich in opportunities for application at appropriate levels of complexity for each student. (Author/JBW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Michigan (Detroit)