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ERIC Number: ED115448
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 155
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The Effects of Instruction in the Concept of Speed and Proportions on Children in the Third Grade.
Boulanger, Ferdinand David
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of systematic instruction in the concept of speed and simple proportions on the performance of concrete operational children in the third grade. A screening test was administered to select a population of children who could perform simple division and who were concrete operational in the conception of time, space, and speed. From the group attained, 51 were randomly selected and randomly assigned to 2 instructional treatment groups and a control group. The training and comparison treatment consisted of problems, questions, and demonstrations interwoven with training in the concept of speed and simple proportions. The comparison only treatment dealt only with problems, questions, and demonstrations. Both control and experimental groups were individually measured on retention, transfer, and transfer to two Piagetian tasks immediately after training and three weeks later. Among the findings were: the training and comparison treatment group scored significantly higher than the control group on immediate retention, but this difference fell below the significance level on the delayed retention measure. (Author/CP)
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