ERIC Number: ED199054
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-May-8
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The Development and Implementation of a Two-Year Mathematics Laboratory Program for Ninth Grade Low Achievers. A Two-Year Individual Practicum.
Cohen, James A.
The purpose of this study was to develop and implement a two-year mathematics laboratory program for ninth-grade low achievers. The laboratory program was designed to raise the mathematics skills of a selected group of low-achieving ninth graders at Washington High School, a rural urban school in the South Bend Community School Corporation, South Bend, Indiana. The objectives for each of the participating students sought to: increase the students' grade equivalent scores in computation skills, concept skills, problem solving skills, and total skills, and improve the students' attendance in mathematics by 15%. Comparisons of the Metropolitan Mathematics Achievement pre- and post-test scores and attendance reports revealed that each objective was met by 85.7% to 100% of the participants. The practicum treatment for the program was considered to be successful. (Author)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Curriculum Development, Educational Research, Grade 9, Individualized Instruction, Instructional Materials, Low Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Instruction, Program Descriptions, Remedial Mathematics, Secondary Education, Secondary School Mathematics, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Reports - Research
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