ERIC Number: ED137084
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The Development of a Computer Assisted Math Review for Physical Science Survey Students at Brevard Community College.
Sherman, Joel F.
A computer assisted mathematics review unit was designed for students enrolled in a community college physical science survey course, who had severe mathematical deficiences in their backgrounds. The CAI program (written in BASIC) covered multiplication and division of numbers written in scientific notation. Thirty-five students who scored zero percent on a diagnostic test on exponential notation made up the experimental group using the CAI, while 82 other students received the traditional lecture approach over the same material. Findings showed that the CAI program was successful in meeting the course objectives. The investigator reported that the CAI group performed at an acceptable level of competence as compared to those students covering the material through the traditional approach, and that the cost of the CAI program compared favorably with other methods of individualized instruction. Appendices include a complete listing of the CAI program, details of the unit (including rationale, objectives, and a description of learning activities), and a copy of the diagnostic test. (DT)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, Nova University; Contains light type