ERIC Number: ED138547
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Mathematical Retention Over the Summer. Teacher Corps Mathematics Work/Study Group. Working Paper No. 1.
Begle, E.G.; And Others
This study investigated mathematical retention of junior high school students over the summer months. Approximately 41 percent of the eighth-grade subjects used in this study were Chicano; the others were Anglo, Black, Oriental, and American Indian. The subjects were divided by ethnic group--Chicano or non-Chicano--and according to whether or not they had received pretraining on the tests. The retention tests, administered in June and again in September, measured (1) mathematical reasoning, (2) computation, (3) comprehension, and (4) the ability to read mathematical prose. It was found that the Chicano students who were pretrained in June scored higher than those not pretrained. In general, no loss of comprehension or mathematical reasoning over the summer months was found, and the ability to read mathematical prose seemed to increase slightly over the summer months. (MM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Teacher Corps.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA.
Note: For related document, see SP 010 961