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ERIC Number: ED200439
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Pages: 25
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An Analysis of Selected Characteristics of Adult College Students in Relation to Mathematical Competencies.
Lyon, Betty Clayton
A mathematical competencies test was given to adult college students. Mean test scores on the mathematical competencies test were compared for the categories of age, sex, occupation, mathematical background and number of years since a mathematics course was taken. Findings indicated that age, sex and mathematical course background of the adult student were characteristics which influenced mean test scores. Findings also indicated that employed students attained a significantly higher mean score on the mathematical competency test. Comparison of competency categories revealed that adult students attained higher scores on questions involving mathematical reasoning and graphing and lower scores on topics of geometry and probability and statistics. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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