ERIC Number: ED113212
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jul
Reference Count: 0
The Word Problem Program: Summative Evaluation.
Roman, Richard A.
A programed sequence for teaching students to solve word problems was developed using a combination of the information processing and structural variables approaches. Students using the sequence proceeded individually through mastery of a sequence of objectives. In order to evaluate the program, fourth and fifth graders were randomly selected from classes; the remaining students in these classes served as controls. All students were given the appropriate level of the Stanford Acheivement Test as a pretest. During the 11 weeks that experimental subjects completed the Word Problem Program, control subjects received regular mathematics instruction. The computation and applications sections of the Stanford Acheivement Test served as posttests. Both fourth- and fifth-grade experimental groups scored higher on their respective applications posttests than the comparable control groups. (SD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Learning Research and Development Center.