ERIC Number: ED137083
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Condensing Algebra for Technical Mathematics.
Greenfield, Donald R.
Twenty Algebra-Packets (A-PAKS) were developed by the investigator for technical education students at the community college level. Each packet contained a statement of rationale, learning objectives, performance activities, performance test, and performance test answer key. The A-PAKS condensed the usual sixteen weeks of algebra into a six-week period. An experimental group of 25 technical mathematics students completed the A-PAKS. Each member of the "traditional" group was selected from the total population of students taking technical mathematics during the years 1970-1975, and was matched to a student in the experimental group based on percentile scores on the standardized Hundred-Problem Arithmetic Skills Test. At the end of the A-PAK treatment, a standardized algebra test was administered to the experimental group and a student course-evaluation questionnaire was given. Results showed that the experimental group scored significantly higher (p < .05) on the algebra test than the "traditional" group. Results of the questionnaire showed that students liked the A-PAK procedure. Appendices include the A-PAKS, along with copies of the tests and the questionnaire given to the students. (DT)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, Nova University; Appendices B and C have been removed due to copyright restrictions; Contains light and broken type