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ERIC Number: ED141088
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Mar
Reference Count: 0
ICIM, Individualized, Competency Based, Instruction in Mathematics: Basic Mathematical Skills. Chicago State University Mathematics Remediation Program.
Bunt, Don D.; Silver, Howard A.
Students entering Chicago State University with less than the minimal level of competence in performing basic operations are assigned to a special course. The course is based on 34 computational objectives in four categories: (1) operations on counting numbers, decimals, and fractions; (2) conversion among fractions, decimals, and percents; (3) percent problems; and (4) prose problems involving proportions. A student earning a grade of 85% on a test of these topics may exit from the course at any time. The course is individualized in that each student completes instructional units at his/her own pace and in an individually determined sequence. Tutorial help is provided and is tailored to the student. The authors have evaluated the program using both norm-referenced and criterion-referenced instruments. They conclude that it is a valid remediation program. (SD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the National Conference on Remedial/Developmental Studies in Post-Secondary Institutions (Chicago, Illinois, March 17-18, 1977)