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ERIC Number: ED139595
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Individualized Instruction in Mathematics: A Review of Research.
Miller, Richard L.
After a discussion of the characteristics of individualized instruction, 145 experimental studies of individualized instruction in mathematics, conducted since 1927, are reviewed. Studies are numerically classified on a 5-point scale according to the direction and significance of results concerning students' achievement and attitudes, with the highest score (4) indicating significant results favoring the experimental group. Using these scales, the average differences in achievement and attitude of students are compared on the bases of duration of the study, grade level, initial ability of students, individual differences among students and teachers, and cost factors. Other variables related to some studies were retention, transfer, and development of study skills. Summarizing the studies, the author observes that, in general, research does not support the effectiveness of individualized instruction. However, when specialized problems or objectives are involved, it can be a fruitful instructional approach. (SD)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: M.A. Thesis, University of Maryland; Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document